St. Ann's annual bazaar set to offer rooms full of goodies
Each year, the bazaar at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach draws eager bargain-hunters and supporters to the church over three days in July, offering a nearly endless array of donated items, both used and new, as well as special prizes. St. Ann’s 31st annual bazaar will start next week, with a preview night offered for a $5 charge on Thursday, Aug.2
A special feature this year is the unique hand-embroidered “Mystery Quilt.” which has been designed and quilted by the ladies of St. Ann’s. Three notable features of the quilt include designs that were embroidered by the Revs. David Kelley and Christopher Hanley, and the middle sailboat design embroidered by Elsie Cadden.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the bazaar, giving buyers a chance at the quilt, as well as a three-piece white-vinyl-over-aluminum wicker furniture set donated by Debbie Evans of Miller’s Creek Antiques and three $500 cash prizes. All three raffles will end at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The silent auction will feature a paddleboat and a canoe, bikes for everyone in the family “including Grandma,” said organizers, as well as a large assortment of dolls, furniture, hundreds of one-of-a-kind items for decorating the house, gift cards, instruments and other surprises.
The bazaar will also feature “everything imaginable” in the bargain rooms, tents, garages and Delaney Hall, including books, appliances, jewelry and more. They will also have food, including baked goods, available for purchase.
“Premier Night” is Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering first pick of the goods with a $5 donation. Friday and Saturday offer free entry, and the hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church is located at 691 Garfield Parkway on Route 26 in Bethany Beach.