PIGGY BANK BAZAAR
it's Bazaar time!! All young humans are invited to come and shop for
their Christmas gifts from over 5000 items. The majority of the gifts
are crafty items. Children should bring along their money and their
shopping lists. Guides (many of whom are Girl Scouts) are available to
assist them with their selections, and to guide them to the cashiers and
to the FREE gift wrapping. Younger children can be guided by their
parents, and older children may shop by themselves.
Bazaar opens at 9:00 a.m. for children; adults may shop from noon until
12:30 p.m. There are gifts for children, women, men, pets, personalized
items, flower arrangements and plants, and Christmas themed gifts, with
separate areas for the cashiers and gift wrapping. Our photographers are
available to take photos and have them inserted into ornament frames.
Waiting parents can purchase refreshments at the bake sale, provided by
the Youth Group, in Fellowship Hall.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to the Bazaar, and use your email and Face Book
connections to tell them about it.
weather forces cancellation of the Bazaar on December 1st,
the snow date is Sunday, December 2nd,
from noon to 3:00 p.m. Information about cancellation will be on the
phone system (845-462-0810 option #4.)
Bank Bazaar needs LOTS OF HELP, since we're
expecting hundreds of young shoppers. We need many women, men and older
youth to make it all run smoothly. We need many guides, because each
child who needs assistance typically spends about an hour shopping.
PLEASE STOP BY ON THE DAY OF THE BAZAAR and volunteer to be a guide or a
gift wrapper. Also, please bring an item for the Youth Group's Bake
will be on Friday morning, November 30th,
starting at 9:00 a.m. This will involve setting up some Christmas trees,
tables for the cashiers, wrapping room and Youth Group Bake Sale. We'll
need lots of help for this, too.
Finally, CLEAN UP will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. This
involves moving tables, sweeping floors, collecting trash, and moving
the left over gifts into storage. Most of the Bazaar workers will be
very tired by this time, so PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH CLEAN UP!
Ray (my human friend who is VERY happy that so many of YOU are
participating in the Wednesday Morning Workshops) tells me that Piggy
Bank distributed $3,636.42 in donations this year, benefitting the
church's property fund and new sanctuary sound system, the Youth Group,
the Reformed Church in America’s Gifts for Children, and the New
Hackensack Nursery School playground. Piggy Bank also donated to the
Sunday School, including a new CD/DVD player, TV, and portable sound
system. YOUR PARTICIPATION through the year and at the Bazaar made this
happen, and will let us do more in the coming year!
Wednesday Morning Workshop folks will be taking a bit of time off after
the Bazaar, resuming meetings in February. I’ll be hopping around,
trying to stay warm, while I wait for the BIG DAY. I hope I’ll see YOU
there, and at the February Workshops!
In just a few days, we will all gather to enjoy the 43rd
Annual Piggy Bank Bazaar. As our official spokesperson of the Piggy Bank
News, we want to recognize you, Kermit (or as others know you as Joe
Allen), for the clever way you spread the happenings of the Bazaar
throughout the year. The Bazaar receives great support from your
readers, so thank you for writing the monthly articles.
The Piggy Bankers