November 12, 2014

Holiday Sales and Bazaars Are Getting Into Gear

Area churches and community organizations are holding special sales and flea markets starting the week before Thanksgiving. Upcoming events include sales at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Trinity Church, and Princeton Fire and Rescue Squad.

The Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Candy Cane Lane, Sugar and Spice Bake Shop and Pastry, Crafter’s Gift Boutique, and silent auction are among the features. Also included are the Attic Treasures section, Gingerbread Cafe, and Community Closet. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.

There will be an information booth on Alternative Gifts for information about different ways of gifting to others while helping someone in need. Seeds to Sew, a local non-profit, will also have a booth showing how they empower women and girls in Africa by providing fabric and beads that can be made into bags and jewelry which are then sold to provide needed funds for their education.

The Church is located at 20 Blackwell Avenue in Hopewell. Call (609) 466-0471 for more information.

Vendors are wanted for the Holiday Flea Market and Bake Sale being held Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad. The sale will be held at the squad house, 237 North Harrison Street.

New this year is a raffle of an Italian gift basket, which includes everything needed for an Italian dinner, with a value of about $50. Christmas decorations, household goods, art, toys, and books are among the items to be offered. Cookies, brownies, and other refreshments will be available, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

A table can be rented for $15. For more information, call (609) 921-8972.

On December 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, will hold its annual St. Nicholas Bazaar. Handmade gingerbread houses, live boxwood topiaries, swags and balsam wreaths from Maine, a cookie walk, bake sale, the Trinity Treasures silent auction, handmade Christmas crafts, and children’s activities are among the offerings.

A Christmas ornament of Trinity Church in the snow is a new feature this year. Vendors offer alpaca yarn, all-natural treats for dogs and cats, jewelry, hand-stamped cards, woolen felted hats and scarves, hand-knit children’s sweaters, hats, and mittens, pillows, and olive oil. For more information, call (609) 924-2277 or visit