Antique treasures, frozen foods, artwork, handmade Christmas items, freshly baked breads, jams, jellies, homemade goodies and much, much more will line the tables at Easley’s First United Methodist Holiday Bazaar.
The event is set for Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall, the church’s gymnasium, located at 112 West 2nd Ave.
The bazaar, which takes place every other November, has garnered a reputation as one of the best of its kind in the area, organizers say. This year’s bazaar will have even more to offer with the “Second-Time-Around Jewelry” booth and a white elephant sale.
“Attic Treasures” and the “Book Nook” booths will also be featured. Gently used, recent bestsellers along with children’s books, cookbooks and classics will be available at great prices. Attic treasures will include fine dishes, pictures, vases, linens and tables.
As always, food will be a highlight at the bazaar. FUMC’s famous frozen foods will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bazaar goers will also find jams, preserves, pickles, cakes, cookies, breads, dry mixes – soup, tea, hot chocolate, cookies-in-a-jar – and other fresh baked items in the “Homemade Food” booth.
Lunch will be served in Alice’s Tea Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featured soups will be shrimp bisque, chicken corn chowder and vegetable beef. The luncheon menu will include chicken salad croissants, ham and cheese paninis, pulled pork sandwiches, fried turkey sandwiches, shrimp pasta salad and a fruit plate. Homemade desserts will also be available.
Although not required, lunch reservations are accepted at 859-3652, and take out is also available. Proceeds from the tea room will be used for missions.
Hundreds of handmade items will be for sale in the “Creative Crafts” and “Christmas Crafts” booths. Sandy Bandy, chairman of the “Creative Crafts” booth, said, “Church members have been busy sewing, gluing, knitting, quilting and making arts and crafts of almost every kind. Those who attend the bazaar will be amazed at what these talented individuals have contributed.”
Mary Rose Gathman, publicity coordinator, said, “It’s going to be a great bazaar with something for everyone. This will be a perfect opportunity for buying Christmas presents or treating yourself to something special.”