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In November, a holiday tradition returns to the St. Pius X Church and School community. Through an initiative of the parish's Pastoral Advisory Council (PAC), the St. Pius X Christmas Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM in the St. Pius X School Gymnasium located at 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. This event will welcome up to 50 independent craft vendors and will feature a variety of items for sale. Refreshments will be available for sale by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Andrew H. Hohman Council #5253. There will be a two dollar per person entrance fee.

 

This year's event marks the first Christmas Craft Bazaar held by the parish since 2005.

 

Council member Ariana Yokum, the parish contact for vendors interested in renting a booth at the bazaar, was excited to bring back this holiday event. “I remember, very fondly, going to [the bazaar] as a child. I was always impressed at the talent of our parishioners and surrounding community. I really hope to showcase that again, and to show St. Pius X as the welcoming wonderful community I've always known it to be.” Vendors interested in renting a booth must complete an application available from the parish website and submit a rental fee by August 1, 2017, in order to ensure their participation.

 

PAC 2017-18 President Rachel Moresea explained that funds raised by the Christmas Craft Bazaar will help to create a revenue stream that supports other PAC initiatives, like the Annual Parish Party held in January. Remaining funds will be donated to the parish's Continuing to Renew All Things in Christ Capital Campaign.

 

“Although I have only been a member of St. Pius X Parish since 2013, when I talk to older members about the event, their eyes light up and they talk about how great it used to be. Being able to bring this back makes me excited!” said Mrs. Moresea. She added, “We hope that the St. Pius X Christmas Craft Bazaar will bring both people from within our parish as well as others outside our parish together. St. Francis of Assisi is quoted as saying 'Preach the Gospel at all times and, when necessary, use words.' I believe the Christmas Craft Bazaar will give St. Pius X parishioners a chance to do exactly that; to show others Christ's love through how we interact with them and each other.”

 

Vendors may download an application from the parish website at: http://spxreynoldsburg.com/downloads/SPX-Christmas-CraftBazaar-Forms-Nov2017.pdf

Questions may be directed to Ariana Yokum at SPXcraftbazaar@spxreynoldsburg.com