By Bob Leary
Weaverville – The Christmas season is already kicking off, and this year marks the 26th anniversary of United Methodist Church’s Christmas Gift Bazaar. The Bazaar was held in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16.
The hall was filled with a combination of unique gifts for children and adults, plenty of jewelry as well as wood products. There was also a dedicated table with the proceeds of the gifts going to Lynn’s Rescue Squad.
Janet Cress, in addition to co- ordinating this year’s bazaar and offering her jewelry for sale, also helped out at the BenchMark Physical Therapy booth, offering back and neck massages for a donation of cash or canned goods. Janet is both a BenchMark physical therapist and certified massage therapist. The money and food goes to Rise Against Hunger, part of the North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry.
A bonus at the bazaar was homemade soups and bread. I was able to indulge myself with both Brunswick Stew and Minestrone Soup, both homemade, and both delicious!
Be sure to put the bazaar on your calendar for next year so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.