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December 8, 2016: St Martin’s Church Bazaar; Great buys and good times had by all.

December 8, 2016: St Martin’s Church Bazaar;
Great buys and good times had by all.

By Sharron Hanna.

St Martin’s has chalked up another popular and successful fund raising bazaar. This edition – dubbed the Christmas Bake Shop, Bistro and Baubles Bonanza and staged Saturday, November 26, had people lined up a suburban block long awaiting the 10:00 a.m. door opening.

The incoming throng made a bee line to the popular bake shop. By two-thirty that booth was down to crumbs with the lingering aroma of fresh baked bread and giant sized cinnamon buns still In the air.

Thirteen booths and their beaming convenors did a brisk happy business with an array of “baubles” in the way of jewelry, crafts, knit wear, Christmas collectibles and pots to say nothing of fantastic fashion accessories at give away prices.

The top-quality goods at the silent auction went home with some very satisfied bidders. Volunteers and shoppers alike enjoyed the soup and sandwich Bistro menu along with the musical entertainment provided by Marion Xhingeese and Jamie Clugston.

Church bazaars are the original “pop up” stores. Odds of St Martin’s bazaar popping up next season are looking good. Meantime you can always visit St Martin’s on-line and learn how to obtain a 2017 Calendar at $15 featuring some of St Martin’s beautiful stained glass windows, or a recent map of the Holy Land at $30.

Visit http://www.stmartinsottawa.ca ; or contact @StMartinsOttawa on Twitter.

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Busy w/ The Incoming Throng

Photo Caption: Minutes after the doors open, shoppers flood into St Martin’s fund raising bazaar, fast becoming a seasonal tradition in McKellar Heights. Photos by Rev. J. Organ.

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Arrays of “baubles”

Photo Caption: Just before the Doors open, a bit more order and well stocked in colorful crafts.

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A beaming convenor.

Photo Caption: Irene Organ, crafts convenor, stands ready by a mixed table of artwork, quilts, knit-ware and other goods.

Musical Melody.

Musical Melody.

Photo Caption: Marion Xhingeese and Jamie Clugston entertained when not helping in the Bistro.

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“Soup and Sandwich”

Photo Caption: Also helping with the successful Bistro were Fiona Hills and Lori Marsh.

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