St. Barnabas bazaar to suit palate & pocketbook


Ever had Bonnie’s Famous Chili or enjoyed Joan’s Delicious Quiche?

If not, think about taking in Saturday’s annual St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar in Warwick, there will be food aplenty and super shopping specials to please just about every palate and pocketbook.

It take’s place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside Schweitzer Hall, located on the ground level of the 136-old church that’s located at 3257 Post Road in Apponaug adjacent to Warwick City Hall.

Saturday’s Holiday Bazaar, as Chairperson Emily Seddon explained, “is our church’s largest fundraising event of the year and requires lots of support from parishioners, family and friends who have worked tirelessly to present a great experience for everyone that comes through our doors.”

Moreover, Seddon said, “Our bazaar wouldn’t be what it is without each person’s contributions; whether it be baking sweet treats or preparing lunch, knitting or crocheting for our homemade craft table, running a concession, monetary offset or working behind the scenes everyone has an intricate role.”

All of which will surface Saturday when the St. Barnabas family, headed by Rev. Scott Lee who is only in his second year at the parish rector since moving to Warwick from Oklahoma, during that could be the church’s most memorable bazaar in recent years.

“The Craft Table will have many beautiful items,” said Seddon. “We’ll have a Gifts-to-Go Table and as always patrons will be able to purchase beautiful, inspirational items at the Religious Table.”

Perhaps one of Saturday’s most popular stops will be at the Straw Game, which returns to the Holiday Bazaar and will be manned by the St. Barnabas Youth Group that Father Scott has helped instituted since arriving at St. Barnabas.

The always popular Penny Social will be another favorite and everyone, says Seddon, “is guaranteed to find delicious homemade treats for themselves and their pet at the Baked Goods Table. Yet another annual favorite is the White Elephant Room where shoppers can find where people can find unique attic treasures.

For those holiday shoppers, Saturday’s bazaar will feature a Luncheon Café and the menu will range from homemade chicken soup to grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and or course plenty of hot and freshly brewed coffee from start to finish.

In keeping with tradition, Saturday’s Holiday Bazaar will feature many valuable raffle prizes beginning with a 43-inch 4K Ultra Smart LED TV. People will have a have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack to Mystic Aquarium, Fitbit Charge 2, 6-Quart Instant Pot, Children’s Bicycle and Helmet, Keurig and Dunkin’ Donuts k-cups as well as wine and gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates.


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