MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – The Community Guild of Mount Holly will hold their annual Bazaar on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont, where they will be selling handmade crafts, raffle tickets, homemade pies, soup, sandwiches, and many other delightful items.
Among these handmade items will be quilts, afghans, lap robes, baby items, embroidery, crafts, collectibles, placemats, table runners, jewelry, and items made with fabrics generously donated by the local and infamous artist, Stephanie Stouffer. This year’s raffle quilt will be on display, and tickets will still be on sale. The drawing of the winners will be at 2 p.m.
The Community Guild of Mount Holly is a non-profit charitable organization that has been selling handcrafted and donated items by members of all ages for 98 years to support charitable, educational, and civic endeavors. In the past, the Guild has supported the Mt. Holly Fire and Rescue, the Town Library, the Women’s Shelter, local families in need, winners at Vermont History Day, and given scholarships every year to select graduates of Black River High School. In the past 10 years, the Guild has raised and donated over $40,000 to local entities.
The Junior Guild, with members who are still in school, makes crafts all year and sells them at the Bazaar as well. People of all ages who are interested in donating their time or crafty expertise and can contact any of the members of the Guild at the Bazaar.
There will be a bake sale in the Odd Fellows Hall all day, with homemade snacks and goodies from many of the Guild ladies, including cookies, pies, beef stew, vegetable soup, sandwiches, and a variety of desserts. Be sure to stop in to enjoy a slice of the famous Grandpa Bickford inspired, sampled, and approved egg custard pie! This will only be available while supplies last, and it’s made from eggs recently swiped from local hens at the Mt. Holly Dairy Aire Farm.
In addition to delicious food and snacks, the raffle will be selling the final tickets, and the drawing will be at 2 p.m. The grand prize is a handmade quilt, made by Claire Poulin and the Guild ladies. Second, third, and fourth place prizes are all smaller items donated by generous members of our community.
All of the ladies in the Community Guild of Mount Holly look forward to the Bazaar and to the drawing of the raffle, and hope you come to enjoy lunch, dessert, and great company in the Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont!