The Guilford Community Church’s Holiday Bazaar, offering crafts, textile items, baked goods, local music and artisan creations, is traditionally one of the busiest events of the year at the church. This year, it is being held virtually, with a full color online catalog taking the place of the in-person, walk-in event.
The online bazaar is under way now, and ends on Nov. 21. It benefits the general programs of the church.
New this year is a silent auction that includes a wide range of items such as a live music performance on your lawn, the Nowell Sing We Clear songbook and four CDs, a cookie club, and dinner for two as well as locally crafted items.
The traditional raffle has 19 offerings and includes a 2020 American Girl Doll, a basket of Vermont products such as cheese and granola, and a Shaker-style table crafted of wood from trees harvested locally on Carpenter Hill Road.
A generous donation of crafts from west and central Africa are for sale, as well as being included in the raffle and silent auction. The African items include painted textiles, decorative gourds, carved figures, textile animals and more. Sprinkled throughout the catalog, they make unique gifts or personal use items.
To access the catalog and order form, go to guilfordchurch.org or call 802-257-0994 with questions. The deadline for order receipt is Nov. 21 with a drive-by to pick up orders on Dec. 5 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you for wearing a mask for order pick-up.