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Shop­pers and din­ers made their way through class­rooms at the Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church on Satur­day, with the an­nual hol­i­day bazaar and soup lun­cheon hosted at the site.

“I go ev­ery year,” said Stock­ton res­i­dent Diane Dooley, seek­ing out some hol­i­day gift giv­ing items. “My mom grew up in Farm­ing­ton so com­ing here is like a re­union, we get to see friends.”

Dooley was looking over the wide va­ri­ety of hand­crafted items brought to the bazaar by Anita Cota of Stock­ton.

“This is my third year here,” said Cota. “I bring my good­ies, I have a friend who be­longs to the church here and this is one of the shows I do.”

Oak­dale res­i­dent Nikita Smith had 19 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of jams and jel­lies to sell, along with home­made salsa.

She and her mother, Becky Of­fi­cer, both had items for sale.

“We do this one and the show in River­bank,” Of­fi­cer noted.

Ge­or­gia Fre­itas of Escalon has at­tended the bazaar for the past few years as a shop­per but this time was par­tic­i­pat­ing, hav­ing some items to sell her­self.

“I just de­cided I wanted to get rid of a lot of ma­te­rial,” she ex­plained. “I started sew­ing up a storm.”

Other wares avail­able for sale in­cluded baked goods, tat­ting items, knit­ted goods and more.

Shop­pers could also en­joy any of a num­ber of hot, fresh soups served up to help ward off the Novem­ber chill at the lun­cheon.

Pro­ceeds from the an­nual bazaar help sup­port the church and its var­i­ous mis­sion projects.


Along with the hol­i­day bazaar, a soup lun­cheon was served up on Satur­day at the Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church with Jen­nie Dirks, left, among the work­ers in the kitchen.

Anita Cota of Stock­ton, at right, brought some of her hand­i­work to dis­play and sell at the an­nual Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church hol­i­day bazaar and dis­cusses the items with shop­per Diane Dooley, left, also from Stock­ton.

Get­ting her home­made jams, jel­lies and salsa set up for sales on Satur­day is Nikita Smith of Oak­dale, one of sev­eral ven­dors tak­ing part in the Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church hol­i­day bazaar.

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