submitted by Barbara Rousseau
We have never before had as many people or as many sales as we had at the Holly Tea and Bazaar on November 25. We raised $8,000 in one day! This was amazing since it was our first live bazaar since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The bake table was depleted, and over 50 gift baskets were sold. Yes – one person made over 50 gift baskets in a multitude of sizes and containers!
In addition to the gift baskets and bake table, the event featured crafts, knitwear, housewares, decor, outdoor planters, and more. Guests also had a hot homemade lunch served to their table.
Another endeavour we have started is a Friendship Café.
The people of St. John’s United Church have warmly opened their doors to the community with the Friendship Café. The café is a place where anyone can drop in for free coffee, tea, and conversation.
This is just one of the ways that St. John’s is reaching out to the community.
The Friendship Café is open on Tuesday mornings from 10 am to noon at St. John’s United Church – 400 Prescott Street in Kemptville, side door entrance. If necessary, please call the office for more details at 613-258-3259.
The café is accessible, and everyone is welcome!