Christmas Bazaar 2017

Christmas Outreach Party
Friday, November 17, 2017

6:30pm
Philadelphia Country Club
Live and Silent Auctions - Dinner  - Christmas Cheer


Christmas Bazaar
Friday, November 17
Noon - 2:00pm

Open for Parishioner Shopping only.
Parish House
Saturday, November 18
9:00am - 3:00pm

Parish House
Attic Treasures,Vintage, Plants, Toys, Books, Kids’ Activities & Other Festivities!

Please offer your help and donations!
These events are critical to fundraising for our Parish Missions,
and to the support to outside entities funded by our Outreach Committee.

Christmas Bazaar Spotlights
Each week featuring one of the many shops in our annual Christmas Bazaar.
Spotlight on the Christmas Shop

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The Christmas Shop at the Bazaar provides an opportunity for shoppers to stock up on host gifts, stocking stuffers and holiday decorations. Unlike most of the other Bazaar shops, the items sold by the Christmas Shop are new, which the committee selects from various gift vendors each year.  Located in the Assembly Room and usually paired with the Crafts table, the Christmas Shop is a fun and busy area at the Bazaar. This year the committee decided to shake things up and selected several new items to sell, including festive dog collars, shadow lamps, socks and jewelry. If you are interested in volunteering with the Christmas Shop, please contact Susan Van Allen (610-642-7962) or Carol Chew (484-434-8970).

Spotlight on Christmas Crafts

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The Crafts table at the Bazaar displays the handiwork of parishioners both young and old. From decorative trees and wreaths made solely out of vintage ornaments (and a little glue) to handmade ornaments and decorative garlands for your tree, we strive to display and sell some of Redeemer’s creativity. Are you crafty or handy with a glue gun or ribbon? If not, do you like to pretend to be while chatting over some refreshments? All Redeemer parishioners are welcome to join in the fun!  We encourage you to drop by the Craft Room in the basement of the Parish House any time during our open hours – this week we will be there between 11 am and 2 pm on both Monday (9/25) and Tuesday (9/26) as well as between 8 pm and 10 pm on both Monday (9/25) and Tuesday (9/26) evening.  You can reach the Craft Room by going down the stairs located near the kitchen. The Craft Room is immediately on your left at the bottom of the stairs. If you would like more information, including photos of what crafts we will be making and the Craft Room’s weekly schedule, please contact Caroline Manogue

2017 Christmas Bazaar Everything You Need To Know

By Susan Van Allen

While we’re enjoying the beginning of fall, the Redeemer community is thick in the planning of our annual Christmas Bazaar Weekend (November 17th and 18th) and we wanted to share some important information with you about these major Outreach fundraising events.

Friday’s Christmas Outreach Dinner Party will be held at Philadelphia Country Club (PCC) on the 18th of November. As I mentioned in an earlier article, we struggled with this decision.  Traditional host club Merion Cricket Club, like PCC, offers excellent hospitality and is conveniently located within a short distance from the Church. What decided the matter for the Committee was the ease in setting up at PCC. We are excited to return to PCC and are working with the club to create a new and exciting menu for 2017! Additionally we are starting to put together the Outreach Dinner Silent and Live Auctions.  If you have an item or service that you would like to donate, please contact Beth Ganss or Susan Van Allen

Saturday’s Christmas Bazaar will be held, as always, at the Parish House on the 18th of November. In addition to our traditional events (including Attic Treasures, Books, Toys, Children’s Activities, Vintage, Silent Auction, Christmas Shop, Crafts), we are exploring several new ideas – including new ideas around food service!  Look to future articles for details!

You may start dropping off items any time but first check with the committee chairs listed below or with the office. In addition there are four Drop Off Sundays:

            October 15, 2017, 8am-noon
            October 22, 2017, 8am-noon
            October 29, 2017, 8am-noon
            November 5, 2017, 8am-noon

Here’s what we’re looking for:

Silent & Live Auctions:  Small antiques, Sterling silver, China, Art, Unusual “smalls”, small furniture, antiques, family heirlooms, paintings, furnishings; also donations of vacation homes, sports tickets, airline tickets, babysitting, spa treatments, dermatologist service, orthodontist service, teeth whitening, restaurant certificates, ski tickets, special parties, fine wine, limo rides, etc.

Vintage Boutique:  Antique Jewelry & Accessories - Gold, Silver, Precious Gems, Tortoise Shell & vintage pieces. Finer Designer clothes (dresses, slacks, skirts and blouses), Cashmere Sweaters, Jackets, Coats & Furs. Designer handbags and clutches.

Wish List For the Gents:                         

Bowties, Ascots                            
Pocket Watches & Fobs                
Cuff Links, Canes, Top Hats        
Pipe & Cigar Collectibles       

Wish List For the Ladies:
Pearls, Beads, Pins & Pendants
Bangles, Rhinestones, Leather Gloves
Evening Bags, Pocket Books & Purses
Silk Scarves, Perfume Bottles, Hand Mirror
Brush & Comb Sets, Hair Accessories

Attic Treasures:  gently used or new items that you would be glad to give to a friend – including furniture!

Books:  new and used books, DVDs, CDs

Crafts: Old Christmas ornaments (all shapes and sizes), glue sticks (for glue guns), artificial wreaths (all sizes, shapes and materials), felt (especially green and red), foam cones/wreaths, jingle bells, pine cones (large and small), ribbon

Toys:  clean toys and children's items, unbroken and with all pieces, please

Volunteers:  Please consider helping with any of the committees or events such as Lunch, Breakfast & Coffee, Attic Treasures, Toys, Children’s Activities, Christmas Shop & Plants, or with set-up or clean-up

Regular Committee meetings will begin in the fall—it is not too late to join us! We hope you’ll consider joining us or providing help over the Event weekend. Your questions, comments and advice are invaluable and everyone is welcome to help us make our major outreach fundraiser a success. Remember, the more funds we raise, the more support we can provide to the many organizations that have asked us for help.  Our meeting dates are as follows: 

September 11        6:30pm (Monday)
September 25        6:30pm (Monday)
October 16            6:30pm (Monday)
October 30            9:00am (Monday)
November 6            6:30pm (Monday)
November 13            9:00am (Monday)

2017 Bazaar Contacts

Questions?  Contact:

Volunteers: 

Please consider helping with any of the committees or events such as Lunch, Breakfast & Coffee, Attic Treasures, Toys, Children’s Activities, Christmas Shop & Plants, or with set-up or clean-up

General:

Susan Van Allen, scvanallen01@comcast.net

Carol Chew, cchew206@comcast.net

African Children’s Mission:
Prill Bradshaw, Prillbrad@verizon.net

Attic Treasures: gently used or new items that you would be glad to give to a friend – including furniture!

Melanie LeBoeuf, melanieleboeuf@comcast.net

Lauren McKinney, LHMCK1@gmail.com

Books: new and used books, DVDs, CDs

Deann Mills, deann.mills@verizon.net

Children’s Activities:

Andrea Cayley, Andcay@yahoo.com

Tory Dunkle, tdunkle@theredeemer.org

Crafts: Old Christmas ornaments (all shapes and sizes), glue sticks (for glue guns), artificial wreaths (all sizes, shapes and materials), felt (especially green and red), foam cones/wreaths, jingle bells, pine cones (large and small)

Caroline Manogue, cbmanogue@yahoo.com

Saturday Silent Auction:

Carolyn Morris, missc@comcast.net

Carolyn Bennett, cfb_farm@hotmail.com

Jane Hastings, jcmh1066@gmail.com

Toys: clean toys and children’s items, unbroken and with all pieces, please

TBD

Vintage:

Lisa Davislgd564@verizon.net

Pam McMullin, pmcmullin@comcast.net

Karen Nagel, lightloops@comcast.net

Kristen Cahn von Seelen, kristinevs@gmail.com

Leslie Susskind, lesliesusskind@aol.com