Shamrocks and leprechauns and plenty of wearin’ o’ the green were evident at the annual St. Patrick’s Day tea and bazaar organized by the St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s Catholic Women’s League.
The popular event was held at the Morrisburg Legion on Saturday, March 17, with close to 40 volunteers coming out to help.
Perfect spring weather brought many people out to enjoy shopping as well as a home made lunch.
“We had plenty of baked goods for sale,” said CWL president Trudi McGinn, “as well as jams, jellies, candies and crafts for people to enjoy. Our plants table was popular with all this spring weather. We also offered many door prizes for visitors.”
The tea and bazaar, which has been around for well over 30 years, is a major fund raiser for the two parishes.
“The money we bring in goes to lots of different things,” McGinn explained.
“We support three higher education bursaries for local students. We also supply flowers to both our churches. Area charities like the Christmas Exchange are assisted by the CWL. The funds also help to support a family in India.”
Also on hand for the bazaar were members of the Knights of Columbus, who were offering raffle tickets on new vehicles in order to raise funds for the Arthritis Society.
Last year over 300 people came out to the bazaar, and organizers were hoping for a good crowd in 2012.