Church bazaar returns with music, sales and food

By CAROLE GARIEPY

For the Athol Daily News

Published: 05-26-2023 5:00 PM

PHILLIPSTON—A longstanding tradition in the community will make its big return on June 10.

From 10 a.m. until dusk, there will be a variety of things to do for people of all ages at the annual church bazaar which started 66 years ago.

Taking place on the common, there will be games, an assortment of jewelry ideal for craft work, hundreds of books of all categories, a coffee can auction, the Ladies Benevolent Society quilt raffle, Ryan's 5K Run/Walk at 3:30 p.m.— a scholarship fundraiser commemorating the life of Ryan Twohey—plants from town gardens and area nurseries, a flea market at the Transfer Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and food at the Chuck Wagon where people can say hello to Tim Haley, a man who has cheerfully worked on the bazaar since he assisted his father when he was a child.

The day will culminate with music and food. By popular demand, there will be music by the Central Massachusetts Accordion Club to entertain during the barbecue chicken dinner. These musicians will play polkas, waltzes, patriotic songs and American favorites. Phillipston's Jane French is one of the musicians. The band and the barbecue will happen from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call Pam for barbeque tickets at 978-894-3683.

Occasional columnist Carole Gariepy of Phillipston has written seven books.

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