Christmas in July Bazaar July 28

Christmas in July Bazaar July 28
Christmas in July? Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy the "very cool" holiday decorations at the 27th annual Christmas in July bazaar on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 6th and Douglas, Yankton.

"This one day event features many traditions that people look forward to each year," said Carol Houtkooper, co-chair of the event.

One special feature of Christmas in July is the complimentary tea table where guests are treated to a free beverage and can sample delicious cookies while shopping. "This unique feature has become a tradition and kept our bazaar distinctive," explained Joan Gross, co-chair.

The annual raffle will feature a handmade quilt in fall colors, quilted and donated by Jennifer Adamson. New items of interest this year include beaded ornaments and a variety of quilted bags.

A special item is the traditional Christ- mas stocking, a holiday fav-orite that women of Christ Episcopal have sold since 1954. The red stocking, featuring a decorated tree and many other embellishments, includes personalized names and dates. "These stockings have been special treasures for many genera-tions of families," said Houtkooper. The church is taking pre-orders for a Christmastime delivery.

The popular summer craft festival began in 1970 as a way for the women of Christ Episcopal to raise money for the church. This year, the proceeds go toward the restoration of the church's 120-year-old stained glass windows as well as other local and national outreach programs.

Don't miss one of Yankton's favorite traditions! Christ Episcopal Church is handicapped-accessible with a convenient elevator located on the northwest side of the church building, right next to designated handicapped parking.

"We invite everyone to attend one of Yankton's favorite traditions and we look forward to all our visitors sharing in the fellowship of our church," Gross said.

For more information, contact Christ Episcopal Church at 665-2456.

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