A head start on the holidays

Rose Steinke and Charlene Smith show off a quilt ahead of this weekend's St. Joseph's Sewing Ladies Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale. The bazaar will be open Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 9-3 at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center in Wapakoneta.
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AJ HECHT
Staff Writer

Wapakoneta residents looking to get a head start on Christmas this year should stop in at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center this weekend to check out the St. Joseph Sewing Ladies Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale.

The Bazaar, now in its 14th year, serves as a fundraiser for the group.

Shoppers have the chance to take home a variety of handcrafted items, including blankets, Christmas and yard decorations, and enjoy a bake sale.

Everything up for sale is homemade.

The sale serves as a culmination of months of hard work.

"We basically sew every Tuesday from the day after Labor Day until Mother's Day," Charlene Smith, a member of the group that oversaw the first Christmas Bazaar 14 years ago. "In the fall, we make this to sell at this bazaar."

Profits from the sale also go toward another event that the group helps put...

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