Theresa Williams is the co-chairperson of the upcoming bazaar at St. Joseph Church. In this Q5, she talks about the upcoming dinner and bazaar.

Theresa Williams is the co-chairperson of the upcoming bazaar at St. Joseph Church. In this Q5, she talks about the upcoming dinner and bazaar.

Theresa what will St. Joseph Church be hosting Sept. 17? How many years has the church been hosting this event?
We will be hosting our annual fall Roast Beef Dinner & Bazaar on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3  p.m.   
The hosting of this fall dinner and bazaar has been occurring for many, many years.   
Our 97-year-old parishioner, Helen Naylon, remembers being a student in St. Joseph’s Grade School.  
The dinners at that time consisted of fried chicken with all the trimmings and always occurred in October.

What will be available in the Sweet Tooth Booth and how does Dessert Bingo work?
Fudge, peanut clusters and oreo truffles are among the favorites for sale, along with the always popular cookies and brownies.  
Bingo winners choose prizes from a variety of decorated cakes and cupcakes.  
Every loser receives a lollipop.

How many young artists will have their work shown at the Youth Art Fair and why is this a great way for young people to showcase their work?
Over 200 students will be submitting their work, Pre-K through high school.  
The bazaar showcases the talent of our local youth in painting, drawing and 3-D art, which they are able to share with the community.

Will there be a bounce house? Will the book fair offer a lot of books of all types for attendees to purchase?
Sagasu Family Martial Arts is graciously providing and staffing their bounce house.  
The book fair will have something for everyone; parishioners and friends have generously donated a wide variety of books to include fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, inspirational and spiritual, etc.

How can people get advance tickets as well as chances on the cash raffle and quilt raffle?  What does the quilt look like and who made it? How much are tickets and when and where will it be?
This weekend you can purchase advance dinner tickets at a reduced price at all Masses at St. Joseph and Immaculate Conception Churches, or stop by the Parish Office at 747 Osage St.  This will be the last opportunity to purchase advance dinner tickets at a reduced price.  Dinner tickets, raffle tickets and tickets for the quilt raffle are available to purchase the day of the bazaar.  Dinner tickets - $10 adults; $5 children.  Raffle and quilt tickets - $1 each or $5 for $6.   The quilt is a large queen-size named “Midnight Snow,” dark blue background with appliqued and embroidered snowflakes.  The quilt, made by the St. Joseph Quilters, will be on display in Kinzler Hall during the roast beef dinner.  The quilters will also have a booth in the school gym with quilts and various handmade items for sale.
— Rimsie McConiga