The Altar Society of Saint Mary Catholic Church, located at 912 Cherry, is preparing for its annual “Gift Shop” in the Parish Hall.  It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.  The ladies are busy getting ready for this festive occasion and some are making beautiful and unique gift baskets that will be available on that day as part of the Silent Auction.

The “Gift Shop” will also have a delicious gumbo luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon includes Larry David’s world famous chicken gumbo, potato salad, crackers, dessert, and tea all for $7. The food may be obtained in “to go” containers, eaten in the Parish Hall, or delivered to places with five orders or more.

Canned foods such as jelly, picante sauce, pepper jelly, and tomato jam were prepared by members of the Altar Society this summer and can be purchased. Frozen foods, candies, handmade craft items, Raffle Tickets, and baked goods will also be sold.

A new feature this year is Mrs. Santa’s Workshop providing specialty gifts handmade by Shirley Swoboda and Alice McCray. Put this special day on your calendar and get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the “Gift Shop.”

Ladies making gift baskets for the silent auction are L to R- Mary Ann Scofield, Rosalie Clark and Shirley Wolfford.

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