The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend will host their Annual Mission Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. The aroma and magic of this festive autumn, pre-holiday excursion includes beverage and coffee cake in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, two drawings for prizes, unique gift theme baskets and a silent auction.
Arriving in central Kansas in 1902 to provide education and health care for the early settlers, the sisters relied on their own resources to pay for their ministries and for a Motherhouse where they could live. They began to sell hand-crafted and homemade items, along with a hot meal. Today, the tradition continues, Sister Elaine Osborne said. Sisters, Dominican Associates, employees, family members and friends work on sale items throughout the year. By the time the second Saturday in November arrives, there is such an array of goods that repeat customers line up to stream into the auditorium even before the doors open.
The Sisters are always in awe of the all people who join them in the work of making the bazaar a success, Sister Elaine said. People donate items for sale throughout the year, and people and volunteer youth are here to help the weekend of the bazaar with the baking, serving the meal, assisting customers and speeding up the cleanup. “The Dominican community appreciates their generous participation so much.”
For more information, call 620-792-1232.