Hatteras holiday Bazaar kicks off the season
By FAYE FOSTER
A great day was had by all who attended the Annual Hatteras United
Methodist Women's holiday craft bazaar held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Hatteras Civic Center was transformed into a "Shoppers Dream" with
beautiful, local handmade crafts. Wreaths, bottled lights,
toaster tongs, pillows, afghans, crocheted items, candles, a handmade
gingerbread fishing vessel, bows, jewelry, aprons, potholders, clock
shells, knitted pocketbooks, heating pads, fish towels, lavender
sachets, bath salts, and even homemade treats for your pooch, and this
is just naming a few of the items.
The bazaar's pantry was filled with cakes-in-a-jar, jams, jellies,
preserves, pickles, dressings, spreads, smoked fish pate', apple
dumplings, frozen homemade casseroles (for the busy household) and much
Hatteras villagers have always been known for their baking talents, and
the bake sale showed just that and more, with an array of beautiful
cakes, pies, cookies, fudge, and breads.
Lunch was prepared by the women of the village, who served up homemade
Brunswick stew with sweet "tator" biscuits, bean chili with the fixin's
and hot dogs on buns, provided by East Carolina Bank and Burrus Red
& White Supermarket.
Individual crafters Crystal Blackmon, Carrie Blankenship, Nancy Gibbs,
Tracy Helton, Barbara Kierney, Kim Martin, Gary Owens, Jen Ray, and
Donald Smith rented tables to sell their wares. Nita Gray raised money
by selling her homemade fruitcakes for the Avon Foundation Walk for
Breast Cancer Research and medically under-served women and men who
have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Gray will be walking with three
of her daughters in Boston, Mass., in 2008.
Guest Suzanne Tate, local children's book author, autographed her
books. Our very own "Miss Jan" did a reading of one of Tate’s
collections of books, "Great Sharky Shark,” for the children.
Classical guitarist, Carlo Corrieri, from Italy, filled the room with
his beautiful music. In 1995, Corrieri began studying the
guitar at the age of 7, and to date has won 20 national and
international competitions. He was spending the weekend at
Hatteras and passed the Civic Center the day before the bazaar, so he
stopped to volunteer his talents for this annual event. He mesmerized
adults and children alike with his music. Where else but
Hatteras does a passerby with his credentials and generosity show up to
entertain at a hometown event?
Much hard work and love was put into this year's bazaar by many people
to make it the success it was. The organizers thank all who
donated their time and talents and everyone who participated and
shopped to make this another successful year.
Proceeds from the bazaar are distributed to local organizations that help island families and children.
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