Huge craft and bake sale set for Saturday; children in need are focus of event

By Josh Beavers

One of the universal truths is that virtually all hearts ache for children in need.

Whether it be because of abuse or neglect, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by a child at risk. And now Minden can do its part to help those most vulnerable to the cruelties of the world.

This coming Saturday, the First Baptist Family Life Center will play host to the 4th Annual Mission Baby Bazaar, which helps bless families that are adopting or fostering children in need.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The purpose of our Craft and Bake Sale is to bring awareness to adoption, fostering, or fostering to adopt,” said Martha Tucker, one of the kind souls behind the event. “We also support our local CASA Program.  All funds raised help with the tremendous costs that are associated with adoption and/or fostering.”

Tucker said this sale began with the desire to return to a time when the “works of our hands” could be shared with others within the church.  “God impressed upon our hearts to ‘care for the orphans’ with this bazaar and it is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the lives of children, locally and abroad,” she told us.

All items are donated, unique to the designer, and represent hours of sacrifice.  Why?  Because all items offered for sale are handcrafted and/or represent an art in some way (i.e., sewing, quilting, painting, building, sculpting, photography, plants, candles, and so much more.   There will also be six feet of handmade cakes, cookies, pies, casseroles, jams, jellies, etc.). There is truly something for everyone. 

A Silent Auction will take place in the center of the room and items available for auction include:  a handcrafted guitar, homemade quilt, a bench created from an antique bed, hand poured bird bath, charcuterie boards, holiday wreaths – to name a few.

Lunch is also available – jambalaya and drink ($8) or hot dog, chips, and drink ($5) and popcorn and cookies are available as well. 

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