By Ginna Parsons
HOUSTON – If you need help getting food prepared for the Thanksgiving table, let the United Methodist church ladies in Chickasaw County help you.
On Friday, Nov. 22, three charges in the parish representing 11 active churches will come together for the Houston Parish Bazaar, an annual food and craft fest in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston.
The day will begin at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast, featuring everything from a plate of bacon, eggs and grits to a simple sausage biscuit. Donations are accepted for breakfast.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the ladies will be serving a lunch of soup, sandwich, dessert and drink for $7. WTVA’s Kay Bain and will perform during lunch.
“The only thing different this year is we’re going to add vendors,” said organizer Glenda Nadeau. “We’re trying to get away from the rummage sale mentality at this event. Our rummage sale is the first weekend in October. This is crafts, casseroles and home decor.”
The 10 vendors selected for the day will be offering handmade jewelry, collegiate and holiday mailboxes, clothing, gifts, picture frames, wooden decor and wreaths.
Once again, at the bazaar the parish women will be selling cakes, pies, cookies, candies and breads in the Sweet Shop; jellies and jams, pickles, sweet potatoes and canned vegetables in the Parish Pantry; casseroles, soups and chicken and dressing at Frozen Concoctions; gently used clothing, shoes and accessories at Budget Boutique; fall and Christmas decor at the Seasonal Shop; gently used clothes and toys at the Children’s Shop; candles, pillows and pictures at Home Decor; and handmade gift tags, burlap Christmas decor, chalkboard crosses, spirit buttons, wooden owls and reindeer at Crafts.
All proceeds go to help fund ministerial scholarships, lay speakers at the smaller churches, missions, community outreach and to pay on the upkeep of the Family Life Center, which is used by all the churches in the parish as well as various community groups.
For more information, call (662) 456-2203 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.