December 15 - Christmas Grab Bag
Church bazaars were popular fundraisers and fun raisers. The women would have work meetings to prepare different crafts to sell. There was lots of chatter as the women worked. Our house would have a wonderful aroma from the goodies that my mom made to be sold on the bake table. The men would pitch in too. The men had a table of their own crafts and perhaps if you were lucky some home made fudge.
Different years had different themes. As I grew older, I started to help.
An important part of the bazaar was decorating the place to make a welcoming setting for all who came to purchase. Some years it was held in the Sunday School hall and sometimes in the "banquet" hall downstairs. Some years we used both levels. After my dad retired, he loved to come down and help with the decorating. I enjoyed working with him on this.
The stage area is decorated for the Christmas tea held the day of the Bazaar.