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Women of St. Davids-Queenston United Church host annual bazaar
Florence Turner, secretary of the United Church Women, credits the women of the church with organizing the bazaar each year. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

The women of St. Davids-Queenston United Church have been organizing the annual bazaar for generations – and this year it will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2.

All items are crafted or procured by the women of the church – no outside vendors are hired for the bazaar.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the United Church Women will offer varieties of goods including knitted items, baked goods, quilts, used jewelry, gently used china, as well as selections of individual chicken pot pies, shepherd’s pies and fruit pies.

Florence Turner, secretary of the United Church Women, said smaller pies are created for those not wanting to take home a large portion.

“If people are on their own and don’t want a full pie, we have small individual ones for them,” she said.

There is also what Turner calls an “attic treasure” table, which offers selections of more used items, she said. A harvest table features canned preserves as well.

On top of items for sale, Turner said coffee and Timbits will be available, and a soup and sandwich lunch will be served all day for $7, with proceeds going to supporting the church.

Money raised during the bazaar, which she said brings in between $2,000 and $3,000 each year, is allotted for donations to various charities as well as to support and maintain the church.

“We have supported Red Roof, we support Women’s Place in Niagara Falls, Gillian’s Place in St. Catharines, we have done the Humane Society. We just donated to Hurricane Dorian relief fund and, of course, to our own church,” she said.