Annual Trinity Lutheran Harvest Bazaar draws large crowd

MANISTEE — The holiday season kicked off with a German flavor at the Trinity Lutheran School gymnasium on Saturday with the Harvest Bazaar.

The Trinity Lutheran Ladies Society Harvest Bazaar drew large crowds on Saturday. Besides having many homemade items to sell, the bazaar also featured their famous German potato salad lunch.

The Trinity Lutheran Ladies Society Harvest Bazaar drew large crowds on Saturday. Besides having many homemade items to sell, the bazaar also featured their famous German potato salad lunch.

This annual event is hosted by the Ladies Society at Trinity Lutheran Church and draws large crowds of people. All of them come looking for those special Christmas gifts and for the opportunity to enjoy a great lunch featuring their famous German potato salad and sloppy Joes.

All the funds raised from the the event are used by the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Society to purchase items for the altar in the church and the many other worthwhile projects that the group supports throughout the year.

“We have a good crowd here today and we are so blessed,” said Trinity Ladies Society member Dee Dee Sonnenberg. “We have everything from baked, goods to sewing, oldies but goodies and much more.”

The Trinity Lutheran School gymnasium was filled with cookies, baked goods, desserts, needlework, handicrafts, quilts, crocheted, knitted, Christmas crafts, ornaments, photography, artwork, handmade cards, vintage jewelry and much more. It was a one-stop shopping location for someone looking to purchase an individualized personal gift.

Sonnenberg said the team effort of all the volunteers makes the event work so well.

“Everyone just pitches in together, and it is all about giving back to the church,” said Sonnenberg. “The money from the Harvest Bazaar goes to the Ladies Society and we use it for projects at the church throughout the year. Some of it also goes to missions. It is doing the Lord’s work and that is the best thing to do with those funds.”

Sonnenberg said all of the ladies enjoy taking part in the event, and they all have their own areas that they excel in. She said the event draws many returning shoppers every year because they are always adding new items and interesting things to sell.

“Everybody loves it and we enjoy putting it on every year,” said Sonnenberg.

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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