Laura Wiens, The Triplicate

Church keeps the tradition alive

Since August, members of the United Methodist Women have been working to keep a Del Norte tradition alive.

And on Thursday, July 18, their efforts will pay off with the United Methodist Women's 29th annual Salad Luncheon and Craft Bazaar at the church, 664 H St.

"It's a summertime icon for the community," said United Methodist Church office manager Joyce Nightingale. "People expect it."

The bazaar, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer shoppers a plethora of handmade goods to choose from including embroidered tea towels, knitted and crocheted baby blankets, hats, scarves, quilts, table runners, pot holders, dish towels and sock monkeys as well as books, homemade jams, antique glass and other little treasures.

And what every household should have, "scrubbies," which are crocheted non-abrasive "all purpose scrubbers," said Nightingale, that serve a wide variety of purposes including cleaning vegetables, mirrors, bathtubs, windows and teflon-coated cookware, to name a few. "We've become famous for them."

Come early for the best selection and be sure to stay for the luncheon, which will feature a vast array of salads, homemade pies and cookies.

The luncheon runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation of $8 is requested. All proceeds go toward mission projects.

For more information call the church at 464-3710.

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