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The United Church of Los Alamos is gearing up for its annual holiday bazaar, which will be held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday.
Bazaar Coordinator and Director of Children’s Ministries Jean Picard said, “The proceeds from the bazaar are combined with the earnings from our thrift shop and are spent on mission projects. We support mission projects in Los Alamos, northern New Mexico, in the U.S. and around the world.”
The funds from the 2007 bazaar raised $4,500 for the missions of the church.
The sale includes a variety of items from fresh baked breads, pies, cookies, fudge and other specialties, to jams, jellies, hand-crafted gifts, small quilted items, Christmas ornaments and gifts in a jar.
This year, plans include a “Cuddily Corner,” of new and gently used Beanie Babies and stuffed animals. The very popular “Trash to Treasures” is an area where used items are sold. The mini mall will include everything from silver trays to suitcases and vintage Christmas décor.
The church also raises funds through the sale of its popular enchilada lunch which will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Church members cook, bake and serve the hot commodity to energize shoppers throughout their marathon shopping day.
Picard has been involved in the Bazaar at The United Church since 1982.
“I enjoy working with others and the feeling of community which surrounds the event. I believe the money we raise and distribute in Los Alamos and northern New Mexico can make a difference in people's lives,” she said.