HCPC celebrating Spring Bazaar April 11

Rows of vendors align the parking lot for Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Spring Bazaar. This year’s bazaar will be held April 11. (Contributed)

Rows of vendors align the parking lot for the Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church Spring Bazaar. This year’s bazaar will be held April 11. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Helena will be hosting their fourth annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each year the outdoor event has grown in popularity.

The event has traditionally been held in the fall and spring each year and vendors from around the Helena and Shelby County areas set up tents for those to browse their merchandise.

HCPC Pastor Mike Ensminger said that there would be around 70 vendors on hand with room to add more before April 11.

“There will be arts and crafts vendors, food, the fire department and police explorers and things for kids and it’s all family oriented,” said Ensminger. “I want to give Philicia Danner a lot of credit because she is the one who organizes everything and puts it together.”

The Spring Bazaar is a free event designed for the community and all the proceeds made from the vendors will go towards the women’s ministry at the church. The women’s ministry helps local families through difficult times such as the holidays.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” added Ensminger.

Anyone is allowed to show up to the bazaar and a portion of the booths and vendors will donate money to the local middle school choir to help pay for their trip overseas.

“This event just grows every year we have it,” said Ensminger. “We started out with 25 vendors the first year and now were up to 70. “I think it brings people together in the community and it’s a great chance to meet and talk to people. People who might not normally come to church can show up and we can talk to them and open up our doors and help them if they need any guidance.”

Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in Shelby County and they will soon be celebrating their 175th anniversary in May.

Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at 3396 Helena Road in Helena.