Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church to hold fall bazaar
By CLARKE STACKHOUSE/Staff Writer
HELENA — The Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church parking lot will be filled with tents and vendors on Oct. 29 for the church’s annual Fall Bazaar.
The HCPC hosts the bazaar twice a year in the spring and fall. Bazaar organizer Philicia Danner said there will be vendors, crafts, food and fun for the entire family to enjoy.
“We’ve had past vendors call and are ready to get back to it,” Danner said. “We usually have any vendor you can think of. We’ve had woodworking, knitting, fine art and stained glass, we’ve had it all.”
She said they got a late start planning the fall bazaar after helping collect donations and distribute them to families affected by flooding in Louisiana.
“It was a good reason to get a late start but we are ready to hit the ground running with the bazaar,” Danner said.
She said the fall and spring bazaars are the church’s largest fundraisers and bring in a lot of people. Two years ago she said they had over 78 vendors sign up and had to put a cap on the number of vendors to 60 this year.
“Realistically I won’t turn anyone away,” Danner said. “But I can only guarantee 60 vendors a spot in the parking lot.”
Danner said vendor spaces are available for $45 for a 10-by-10 space and $45 if electricity is required.
Along with the vendors, Danner said the church would be selling hot dogs and hamburgers, and hopes to have live music.
She said all the money made from the bazaar goes into the church’s benevolent fund to help those in need in the community.
“We’ve helped people pay their power bills, natural disaster relief and try to help any way we can,” Danner said. “We’re very blessed God has allowed us to do this and the bazaar helps bring in the funds to help those in need.”
Those interested in setting up a vendor booth can email HCPCbazaar@yahoo.com or call Danner at (205) 960 3682.
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