The Ladies Auxiliary at Pineville Grace Baptist work six months or more each year developing items for their annual Christmas Bazaar.
PINEVILLE – The Ladies Auxiliary at Pineville Grace Baptist work six months or more each year developing items for their annual Christmas Bazaar.
Wall decorations, ornaments, jewelry, ceramics, gardening baskets, quilted aprons, baked goods, jelly, pralines and much more, are offered for three hours the first Saturday in December, or as long as supplies last.
The event, which started in 1993, is to raise money for missions, said Stephanie Aycock, president of the auxiliary. Forty percent of the proceeds go to missions through the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, said Debbie Jones, secretary/treasurer.
The rest is scattered among several of the church’s mission interests: Community Health Works, a young girl at an orphanage in VietNam, needy families, Doll and Toy Fund, Main Street Mission, school supplies, food drive, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and more.
Each year the income from the bazaar rises, and the Ladies Auxiliary is able to do more than in previous years. In 2006, $2,000 was raised. No word yet on what came in last weekend.
Leon Hyatt is pastor of Pineville Grace, where about 30 people attend Sunday services.