St. Michael’s annual bazaar has loyal following |

St. Michael’s annual bazaar has loyal following

A longtime attendee of St. Michael’s Catholic Church’s annual bazaar was in the hospital Tuesday, upset that she didn’t have raffle tickets to win prizes at the event.

One of the bazaar’s organizers, Fran Davis, quickly ran tickets to the women.

That’s the effect the bazaar has on those who have attended for a long time. It’s addictive for many reasons, including the fresh baked cinnamon rolls and the quilts annually raffled.

The Alter Rosary Society and its 30 members has been busy for the past six weeks making crafts to sell and quilts to raffle.

“The ladies deserve a lot of credit,” Father Jose Saenz said. “All we did as priests was stay out of the way. The ladies know what they’re doing.”

The bazaar starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. All proceeds go to a $1,000 scholarship for a senior active in a church and the community.

Lunch will be prepared by Wild West BBQ and served at 11 a.m. Prizes will be raffled at 2 p.m., and the event will end at 3 p.m.

“A lot of people come at 11 to eat, stay for the drawing and just visit in between,” said Susan Domer, an Alter Rosary Society member and maker of two of the quilts that will be raffled at the bazaar. Domer has finished a hunting quilt and is still working on a Christmas quilt.

“It’ll be hot off the sewing machine,” Domer said.

Other items available for raffle include a one-week trip to Winter Park, a $100 gift certificate for Tunies And Such, a Skil drill and bit set, a whole lamb with processing.

One significant aspect to this year’s bizarre is that it likely will be the last bazaar with which Cele Bergmann will help. She has lead the crafts since before either Domer or Davis can remember, but she said she was getting too old to continue her work.

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