PIGGY BANK BAZAAR
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 AM to Noon at New Hackensack Reformed Church
for children to do their Christmas shopping at the 44th
Annual Piggy Bank Bazaar. No gift is over $3.00, and gift wrapping is
It’s Bazaar Time!! All young
humans are invited to come and shop for their Christmas gifts from over
5000 items. The majority of the gifts are crafty items. Children should
bring along their money and their shopping lists. Guides (many of whom
are Girl Scouts) are available to assist them with their selections, and
to guide them to the cashiers and to the FREE gift wrapping. Younger
children can be guided by their parents, and older children may shop by
The Bazaar opens at 9:00 a.m. for
children; adults may shop from noon until 12:30 p.m. There are gifts for
children, women, men, pets, personalized items, flower arrangements and
plants, and Christmas themed gifts, with separate areas for the cashiers
and gift wrapping. Our photographers are available to take photos and
have them inserted into ornament frames. Waiting parents can purchase
refreshments at the bake sale, provided by the Youth Group, in
Fellowship Hall. The bake sale is a major fund raiser for the Youth
Group, and we’ll have hundreds of people in the building, so please bake
something for them to sell.
YOUR FRIENDS to the Bazaar, and use your email and Facebook connections
to tell them about it.
If weather forces cancellation of
the Bazaar on December 7th, the snow date is Sunday, December 8th, from
noon to 3:00 p.m. Information about cancellation will be option #4 on
the church’s phone system (845-462-0810.)
Piggy Bank Bazaar needs LOTS OF
HELP, since we’re expecting hundreds of young shoppers. We need many
women, men and older youth to make it all run smoothly. We need many
guides, because each child who needs assistance typically spends about
an hour shopping. PLEASE STOP BY ON THE DAY OF THE BAZAAR and volunteer
to be a guide or a gift wrapper. Also, please bring an item for the
Youth Group’s Bake Sale!!
On Sunday, December 1st, right
after the church service, we will need volunteers to move all of the
goodies from the Education Center basement into Room 15. This will go
quickly if we have LOTS of help, so items can just be handed from person
to person in a line. Older children can be quite helpful with this!
PRICING DAY is Wednesday, December
4th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in rooms 13 and 15. Many people are needed
to sort, price and distribute the gifts to their tables. This is a great
way to get an early look at all the goodies that will be available!
SET UP will be on Friday morning,
December 6th, starting at 9:00 a.m. This will involve setting up some
Christmas trees, tables for the cashiers, wrapping room and Youth Group
Bake Sale. We’ll need lots of help for this, too.
Finally, CLEAN UP will begin at
12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. This involves moving tables, sweeping
floors, collecting trash, and moving the left over gifts into storage.
Most of the Bazaar workers will be very tired by this time, so PLEASE
VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH CLEAN UP!
Mrs. Ray (who enjoys all the
preparation through the year, but really looks forward to the actual
event) tells me that Piggy Bank distributed $3,014.24 in donations this
year, benefitting the church’s property fund, the Youth Group, the New
Hackensack Nursery School playground, and the Faith Hope Love dance
group. YOUR PARTICIPATION through the year and at the Bazaar makes this
happen, and will let us do more in the coming year!
The Wednesday Morning Workshop
folks will be taking a bit of time off after the Bazaar,
resumingmeetings in February. I’ll be hopping around, trying to stay
warm, while I wait for the BIG DAY. I hope I’ll see YOU there, and at
the February Workshops!
Yours in love,
Everyone at church is in the know
about the Piggy Bank Bazaar since you do such a good job of keeping them
informed with your monthly articles. It certainly helped us this year
since the donations of supplies that we received were outstanding, and
organizing the bazaar was easy-peasy. Every year we do take this
opportunity to inform your readers that “Kermit” is created by you--Joe
Allen. We will all look forward to your upcoming messages as we plan the
forty-fifth annual Piggy Bank Bazaar.
The Piggy Bankers