ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Women’s Group of the United Methodist Churches of Atlantic Highlands and Navesink will hold their 61st annual Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, November 13th from 10AM to 3PM at the Atlantic Highlands Church. The Church is located at 96 Third Ave at Garfield Ave. A sit-down luncheon will be served from 11:30 to 1:30, and take-out is available.
Fresh baked goods will be available at the 2010 Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon
The bazaar offers something for everyone: delicious baked goods, handcrafted items, Christmas decorations, used books, children’s items, costume jewelry, and the popular Nearly New and White Elephant collections. Donations for the bazaar are welcomed and can dropped off at the church in the morning from Monday, November 8th to Friday, November 12th. The organizers are especially in need of any hand crafted items, recent books & DVDs, (no encyclopedias or magazines, please) costume jewelry, clean childrens' toys, and Christmas ornaments.
Priscilla Marek displays a hand-crafted apron at the 2009 bazaar.
The Women’s Group of the combined churches has a long tradition of serving excellent food at their luncheons. The older of the two churches is the Navesink United Methodist Church, founded in 1853. The Atlantic Highlands UMC, founded in 1882, has been in its current location since 1949, where the tradition of a flea market/bazaar was included with the luncheon. Longtime member Priscilla Marek recalls introducing the first Christmas table at the Bazaar with her handcrafted decorations, which was an instant success.
Luncheon will be served at the Atlantic Highlands United Methodist Church. Take out is also available.
Funds raised at the Bazaar support a number of services for the churches. The Women’s Group donates funds known as “camperships” to enable children to attend Methodist summer camp. They provide hospitality services for church events, including preparing meals for bereaved families after funerals at the church.