Sales, smiles at annual Christian Women’s Group bazaar

REED CITY — The welcoming smell of soup and baked goodies drifted in the air, as residents looked for deals and crafts at the annual bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Reed City United Methodist Church.

The Christian Women’s Group at the church organizes the annual event, which features a white elephant sale, handmade crafts, baked goods, soup and lunch, as well as some potential stocking stuffers, said group member Lois Ingraham.

“It’s a lot of work to put this together,” she said. “We have people who are making crafts and baked goods at home and then bringing them in for the bazaar. It takes hours to set up, with everything being donated and put out for people to look at.

“It’s going good,” she added, just a half-hour into the bazaar. “We’re selling like crazy right now.”

Ingraham said the ladies of the Christian Women’s Group number about 20, and all of them work together to keep the long-running bazaar going.

“It takes many hands to make light work,” she said. “The bazaar is usually the first weekend of November. We also hold other events throughout the year.”

The group meets monthly, and its next meeting is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Ingraham said Richard Karns is presenting a program about Alzheimer’s disease. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the disease.

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