Church mice, a silent auction and handmade Christmas decorations, gifts and foods will headline the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort.
The bazaar, presented by the Women of the Parish, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House at 507 Newcastle St. (The Silent Auction will close at 1 p.m.)
The bazaar, which benefits the church’s outreach efforts in Beaufort and around the world, will continue its now-famous silent auction of unique items ranging from golf outings, excursions and restaurant dinners to fine art, furs and furniture. Featured items this year include a piano, a doll with a dozen handmade outfits and a church mice Nativity scene.
St. Helena’s famous handmade chorister “church mice” will present the deacon mouse this year. Returning are the angel mice, with new and improved wings, available in a limited quantity, as well as the sleeping mice in their sardine-can beds (“not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”).
“One of my fondest memories as a child was saving up my allowance and babysitting money to spend at the church bazaar at my home church. I never failed to find treasures to give each of my family and friends at Christmas,” says Martha Scott, who is co-chairing the event with Betty Ann Allison.
“Our son carried on the tradition when we arrived at St. Helena’s eight years ago,” Scott continued. “We still have the three fruit trees he bought that year, and his friends all got gifts from the Fall Bazaar!”
The bazaar will feature a sizable inventory of handmade Christmas wreaths, ornaments and gift items. Homemade dinners are being packaged and frozen for purchase, and the baked goods booth is always the
first to have empty shelves.
Bazaar shoppers will find the Parish House courtyard filled with plants and shrubs. Other shopping areas will include linens, books, jewelry and the Bargain Box for gently used items.
For details, contact Marge Barber at 843-525-1316 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Martha Scott at email@example.com; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.