Chestnut Creek chapel calling for crafters

Published 1:16 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel is looking for crafters to come alongside the organization and provide items for its Christmas Bazaar.

While it might seem early to be thinking of the holidays, the chapel is wanting to give community members who want to be a part plenty of time to get a plan together.

The opportunity is open to a variety of mediums.

Board member Ola Taylor said the event is always the first Saturday in December from 8 a.m. to noon.

“From the beginning, we made our own crafts for the bazaar, but it got bigger and bigger, fortunately.” Taylor said. “We figured out a few years ago that we actually needed help.”

She said this year the board is working on really getting the community involved “to make and donate items.”

“A lot of people do sewing, wood work (and) other types of crafts,” Taylor said.

Opportunities are open to everyone, male or female, young or old.

“One of our contributors, Greg Scarbrough, makes items that are in great demand with our shoppers,” Taylor said. “His tables, benches, boxes, trays, birdhouses, etc always sell quickly. We very much welcome men (to participate).”

Proceeds from this year’s sale will go toward reinforcing a support beam that runs under the building.

Taylor said “donated treasures” are also being accepted.

“We had people tell us, ‘I’m not crafty so what can I do?’” Taylor said. “So we said, ‘Pick out something nice that you have that you would like to donate.’”

This could be an antique, home decor or other decorative items.

“We love to see the people come out,” Taylor said. “We have some people who come out every year … and we love decorating the chapel. We always put up two Christmas trees, and we have lots of candles and lights.”

This year, Santa and one of his elves will visit during the event.

The Heritage Chapel is a 501(c)3, so donations can have a tax benefit. Taylor said receipts for tax purposes can be given to those who are interested.

For more information, contact the organization on the Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel Facebook page or Taylor at 205-217-9466.