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  • Writer's pictureESSEX FREE PRESS

Retirees’ ring in the holiday season with Christmas Bazaar

by Sylene Argent

Members of the Essex Retirees’ Social Club hosted another successful Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale at its Russell Street Clubhouse on Saturday, thanks to a great turnout from members and the community.

Judy Lane, the Fundraising Coordinator for the Essex Retirees’ Social Club, said the foot traffic in the clubhouse was steady on Saturday as area residents stopped in to do a bit of shopping for the holidays, pick up some homemade sweets and treats, and enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch specially prepared for the event.

“Hopefully, we will do well,” Lane said, noting this is a major fundraiser for the club. Funds earned over the course of the event will go towards the Essex Retirees’ Social Club’s general fund to cover the costs of upcoming maintenance and programming.  

In addition to offering a dining experience, those visiting the Essex Retirees’ Social Club were able to peruse several vendor and craft tables, mull over the items available in the white elephant room, and try their hand at winning the 50/50 or raffle prizes. 

Another ongoing fundraiser the Essex Retirees’ Social Club hosts continuously includes selling frozen beef and pork, and chicken pies. Cabbage rolls are also available.


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