Handmade gifts attract shoppers to Motherhouse

November 27, 2010 by

The annual Motherhouse Crafts Sale drew an early crowd this morning as shoppers came to support the Sisters of St. Joseph — and stock up on a wide array of handmade gifts.

Sisters Jackie Kircher, Leah Smith, Susan Stoeber and Cecilia Green work all year to stock the sale with knitted scarves and blankets, Christmas ornaments, holiday decorations of all types, jewelry, dolls and stuffed animals. And this year, the Neighbor to Neighbor center also had a table of gifts made by women taking part in programs at the downtown center.

In another part of the Motherhouse, the Relay for Life team was putting on a bake sale to benefit cancer research, and the Nazareth Gift Shop was open to ensure there were even more items available for eager shoppers.

Proceeds from the annual sale, always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, help support the Sisters and their ministries.


One Response to “Handmade gifts attract shoppers to Motherhouse”

  1. Loretta Jasper on November 29th, 2010 6:42 pm

    A lovely group of annual patrons of this event coming together to replenish favorite items. An indication of a year’s work on display, and ready for the sale! Thanks Jackie, Leah, Susan and Cese.

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