Ebenezer congregation continues Holly Mart tradition

Brenda Sebly, left, and Diane Staiger are shown in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church craft room during last year's Holly Mart.
Brenda Sebly, left, and Diane Staiger are shown in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church craft room during last year's Holly Mart. (Submitted photo)

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 stmpnsusan@aol.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.

Holiday Extravaganza

St. James Nursery School will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a Holiday Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. James Episcopal Church, 1307 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

Vendors will have an assortment of items for sale, and there will be a silent auction.

Food and drinks will be for sale during the event, too.

Vendors interested in setting up a table are asked to donate $25 and a silent auction item with a retail value of $25. Reserve your table now, as only 40 spaces are available.

All proceeds from the event will go to Mount Airy Net to help families in need during the holiday season.


If you are interested in being a vendor, visit http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0845ADA828A5FD0-stjames/13812716 to sign up.

To learn more, contact the church at 301-829-0325.

Big Country Breakfast

The Mount Airy fire company will host a Big Country Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21 at the activities building.

Santa will be attending the Dec. 21 breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.

The menu will include pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, chipped-beef gravy, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, hot apples, coffee, milk and orange juice.

The cost is: adults, $8; children 12 and younger, $5; and children younger than 3, free.

The activities building is at 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.

For more information, call the station at 301-829-0100.

All-day Bingo

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.

The cost is $30 per person, which includes the fried chicken and roast beef meal as well as a door prize ticket.

Games included with the ticket purchase are: 48 regular games, 12 specials, two early birds, one Super 7, two jackpots and one Little X/Big X.

Additional games and cards will be available for purchase.

The fire company is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

For more information, contact the station at 410-795-1333 ext. 316 or visit http://www.winfieldvfd.org.

Debbie Gartrell-Kemp covers Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Winfield, Woodbine and Lisbon. Contact her at 410-861-6058 before 9 p.m. or debbie.neighborhoods@aol.com.

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