After two years when all church activities were cancelled due to the coronavirus, the members of St. Davids-Queenston United Church held their first yard and bake sale, post-pandemic this past Saturday.
The organizers of the sale declared it a tremendous success. During their Sunday worship service, activities committee member and organizer of the sale, Nancy Lang told the congregation over $2,800 was raised.
She said there had been a steady flow of shoppers all day.
Fundraising activities help the church to conduct outreach programming within the church as well as throughout the community.
Members had dropped off gently used household items at the church during the week, from bicycles and golf clubs to crystal stemware and ornaments.
And while the larger items were individually priced, shoppers were encouraged to fill a cardboard box with items for $10.
Members of the United Church Women had home baking of popular items for the bake sale. The table was sold out by the end of the day.
Fundraising activities like these are an opportunity to reach outside the walls of the church into the community around it to showcase the church and engage in fellowship activities while at the same time raising money to support both the operational and capital budgets.
Steve Hardaker has lived in Glendale for over 11 years and is active in many community organizations.