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Local Catholic Daughters to hold Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 9

The craft bazaar will take place at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lucy Gasaway/Courtesy photo)
Event will have multiple vendors selling arts, crafts and other items

The Catholic Daughters Court of Sacred Hearts No. 1606 plans to keep a 40-year-old tradition by hosting a Catholic Daughters Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the church hall behind St. Margaret and Mary Catholic Church.

The church is at East Montezuma Avenue and North Market Streets. The bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with coffee and doughnuts in the morning and catered Navajo tacos about noon. Santa Claus will make an appearance for photos at 11 a.m.

In the past, the Catholic Daughters made the crafts for the fair, but according to member Lucy Gasaway, vendors will be present as well.

“Up until two years ago, we, the Catholic Daughters, made everything for the craft show, but as our population has gotten older, we’ve invited vendors to join us,” Gasaway said.

The public is invited Saturday. On Sunday, parishioners of St. Margaret and Mary will have a private event after Mass.

Members of the Catholic Daughters showcase their crafts at a past event. (Lucy Gasaway/Courtesy photo)

The Junior Catholic Daughters, ages 6 through 18, will have tables too, selling crafts and other items that help fund their nursing home ministry.

To prepare, Gasaway said the Catholic Daughters meet throughout the year to make crafts and prepare.

This bazaar is the Catholic Daughter’s big fundraiser for the year.

“All the money we raise, we turn around and give it away to nonprofits in the community like The Bridge and Heart to Heart and different organizations that help the community,” Gasaway said.

Each year, a vote decides where the donations will go. It has not been announced which nonprofit will receive this year’s donations, Gasaway said.

Last year, the Catholic Daughters donated $2,500.

Christmas wreaths and other crafts will be present at the bazaar. (Lucy Gasaway/Courtesy photo)

Items for sale at the bazaar include Christmas wreaths, gift baskets, wine glass candle holders, table runners, table napkins, pillowcases, Christmas plates, artificial trees with decorations, children’s aprons, Nativity sets, Advent calendars, Christmas cards and ornaments. There might also be a silent auction.

Vendor applications are closed, but a waiting list is available.