Ebenezer congregation continues Holly Mart tradition
By By Debbie Gartrell-Kemp and Neighborhoods correspondent
Oct 17, 2014 | 3:00 AM
The congregation of Ebenezer United Methodist Church will have its annual Holly Mart bazaar — a tradition in the community for more than 20 years — from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8.
"Crafts, vendors, baked goods and a home-cooked meal is what brings people back year after year," said co-chair Nicole Streaker. The event, which brings out several hundred visitors, features handmade crafts and bird feeders, homemade chocolates, baked goods, cheese balls and jar recipes as well as a white elephant room.
Vendors offer a variety of holiday and home decor items, woodworking, fabric items, personal and home accessories, and jewelry. Home-based businesses will include Tupperware, gift items, candles, cosmetics, sewing and kitchen products.
The church will offer its cookbooks, commemorative baskets and wood cutouts of the sanctuary for sale.
A silent auction will feature product baskets and gift cards from area restaurants and businesses. A valuable basket of items will be given away as a door prize.
Lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature homemade soups, barbecue, chicken salad and desserts.
Vendor spaces are still available at a cost of $10 per space. The 10-foot by 6-foot space, which will be inside the church, will include a table and chairs. A 10 percent donation of vendor sales is also requested for the church. If interested in a space, contact Susan Brown at 410-442-2884 or email@example.com.
"There are a tremendous number of people behind the scenes who go above and beyond to make this annual event run so smoothly," said Streaker. "The proceeds will go toward renovating our church kitchen, as well as for community outreach programs."
The church is at 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield.
For more information, call the church at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, or visit http://www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
The Winfield fire company will have All-day Bingo Nov. 1. Doors will open at noon and lunch items will be available for purchase from noon to 1 p.m. Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at about 5:30 p.m.; then bingo will continue until about 8 p.m.