One day after Halloween, the New St. John the Baptist Church held its annual Christmas Bazaar. Formerly known as St. John the Baptist Church, it changed its name due to the number of parishioners from other churches that have closed nearby.
The bazaar was recently held in the church’s social hall. Many came out to support their parish and enjoy the Christmas festivities that were taking place.
“The Christmas bazaar is a great way to start putting people in the holiday spirit,” said church member Mary Henkel. “Children get to take their picture with Santa and make holiday crafts. Seeing a child smile can put anyone in the holiday spirit.”
Although many agreed that the bazaar was different than previous years because of the lack of attendees, everyone who went had a great time. There were plenty of games for adults and children, items for sale and food and refreshments.
“My favorite part was the craft table,” said mother of two, MaryKate Snyderman. “The woman working was sweet and we were the only ones there. We painted pine cones. It was relaxing. There was no rush and we left with nice ornaments.”