St. John’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Episcopal Church Women’s Bazaar for the 67th year on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the church at 113 Madison Ave., Montgomery. Shopping is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch served in the Parish Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The price for lunch is $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the church office, or on the day of the Bazaar. To-go lunches are available.
Proceeds of the Bazaar will benefit nonprofit community agencies Aid to Inmate Mothers and Adullum House.
The Episcopal Church Women (“ECW”) board liasons with Bazaar committee chairs to plan and facilitate the Bazaar. These individuals include: Virginia Bannister (Bazaar Chair), Kathleen Bradford (Bazaar Co-Chair), Betsy Cannon, Anne Tippett, Katie Keller, Michelle Shaw, Christy Anderson, Emily Wise, Joleen George, Libby Poole, Melissa Carter, Carrie Shaw, Debbie Schremser, and Ellen Habemacher.
The Bazaar features many handmade items crafted by talented parishioners and local artists. The Arts and Crafts Committee, chaired by Katie Keller and Jean Smyth, will offer again this year delightful Pin-the-Tale-on-the-Donkey canvasses by Catherine McLemore and Okra Folk by Cam Armstrong, as well as seasonal decorations such as unique Christmas ornaments and Thanksgiving themed décor, as well as birthday party garlands and hats, wine gift bags, handsewn and knitted items and much more!
The Silent Auction, chaired by Kathleen Bradford , always has many exciting items for bid, including antiques, artwork, silver flatware, serving pieces and hollowware and estate jewelry.
The Pantry, chaired by Betsy Cannon, boasts a variety of homemade foods to stock your fridge and freezer: Martha Allen’s Chicken and Wild Rice casseroles, Bruce Rinehart’s delicious Chicken Tetrazzini, Blue Moon Shrimp and Green Noodle Casseroles, Green Bean Casserole, Cream of Mushroom Soup , Sweet Potato Crisp, Butternut Squash Soup, Cinnamon Rolls, Cornbread Dressing, Palmer’s Conecuh Sausage Soup and Palmer’s Spicy Red Beans, Breakfast Casserole, Poppyseed Chicken, Jim Bennett’s Camp Stew, Kickin’ Pig Grits, Squash Casserole, Perdido Creole Sauce, Sinful 3-Cheese Potatoes au Gratin, four different types of Quiches, plus all kinds of baked goods. You can find anything you’d want for a family meal, tailgating, and Thanksgiving and Christmas meals!
A fun place to visit is the Treasure Attic with Michelle Shaw, chair. The Attic has a full menagerie of delicately used items for sale from silver to fine china to housewares to table linens to jewelry, stuffed animals, baskets, outdoor items, and Christmas ornaments and decorations, all at amazing prices. There is something for everyone!