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Church holding Fall Bazaar
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Forsyth County News

If you're going
What: Ruth Reed Women on a Mission Fall Bazaar
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: First Baptist Church Cumming, 1597 Sawnee Drive
Admission: $1 donation for Home of the Brave Quilting Ministry

The Ruth Reed Women on a Mission group will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Cumming.

Organizer Sandi Abbott said all money raised through the event, which has been going on for about 19 years, "goes to various mission projects."

"Our total last year was about $6,800," she said. "We hope to do even better this year."

The event features breakfast, lunch, a bake sale, silent auction, free face painting for children, and about 50 vendor booths, Abbott said.

Vendor booths this year include "a variety of items." Among them: handmade scarves and shawls; jewelry; photography; honey; pottery; quilts; baby items; soaps; purses; and Christmas items.

"Our silent auction items this year include an autographed Mark Richt football, dinner gift certificates, floral arrangement, jewelry, hair care products and many other items," said Abbott, noting that all silent auction proceeds go to the Loaves and Fishes Ministry in Lynch, Ky.

"We raised over $2,500 for them last year, which funded their monthly grocery giveaway," she said.

The church's own Acts 1:8 Christmas offering, which supports different local projects throughout the holiday season, will also benefit.

Admission is free, but church members will ask for a $1 donation at the door to support the Home of the Brave Quilting Ministry, which gives a handmade quilt to every family of a fallen Georgia service member.

"This is our labor of love for the Lord," Abbott said. "We pray people come out and receive a blessing from this event."