Church hosts holiday bazaar

Bobby Ann Willms, Pat Thomsen and Cathy Peirolo help out at the cookie bar during the Waterville Federated Church Christmas bazaar on Dec. 8. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By Suzanne Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Morgan Rollman sells handmade jewelry to raise money for her eighth grade trip to Washington D.C. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville Federated Church hosted?its annual holiday bazaar, cookie bar and luncheon on Dec. 8. The event was very well attended this year. Locals and?visitors from surrounding?communities browsed?vendor booths?with a variety of holiday gift items and decorations.

The traditional “cookie bar,” with a wide variety of homemade treats, has always been a favorite for folks looking for extra holiday?desserts?for guests. Homemade soups “to-go” were also offered for purchase.?The Christmas Caf??offered lunch?with soup or chili, rolls, a beverage and dessert.?These?sales are the main fundraiser for ongoing ministries at the church. There was also a raffle and silent auction.

One of the booths featured hand painted ornaments by?members of the Waterville School Honor Society and supporting adults. The students, led by Waterville K-12 art teacher Gemma Normington,?are?raising funds for their annual trip to Seattle in March.

Morgan Rollman, who used to attend Waterville schools before she and her family moved to Wenatchee,?sold?handcrafted jewelry with her mother, Susan, to raise money for her trip to Washington, D.C., with her?eighth grade class at Pioneer Middle School.

Many of?those attending reconnected with old and new friends, enjoyed a cookie or two along with hot chocolate or coffee, and?celebrated the Christmas spirit.


Honor Society students Joanna Gonzales and Brandon Casteel sell hand painted ornaments to raise money for their annual trip to Seattle in March. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)