On Saturday, October 15 from 10 am – 2 pm, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 1100 Sumter St, Columbia SC, will open its doors and hearts to the Midlands community for shopping, fellowship, and fun — all for a wonderful cause.
Trinity Cathedral parishioners have been hard at work for months baking, pickling, knitting, and smocking, ensuring that when the doors open at 10am on Saturday, October 15, the Midlands will see the many talents and gifts of the congregation ultimately being used to serve those in need. Thanks to the generosity of the Trinity family, donations have poured in steadily with fine (and well loved!) furniture, books, art, clothing, lamps, jewelry, china, and much, much more. The entire Cathedral will be alive as handmade gifts and rare finds at unusually low prices are offered to shoppers. Sidewalk Shoppes will line the grounds with one-of- a-kind jewelry, paintings, crafts and other unique wares. A Children’s Carnival will be held in the Cathedral Courtyard with pony rides, face painting, and snow cones that will delight children of all ages. There will be live music from some of our very own church musicians while enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch, homemade sandwiches, and desserts. This is a special day and a tradition 68 years in the making.
The results of the hard work and dedication of the Bazaar volunteers will benefit the following non-profit agencies: God’s Storehouse, Mental Illness Recovery Center (MIRCI), Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter and Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. “To me the Bazaar means fellowship and friendship. Between the yummy food, smiling volunteers, fun music, children’s activities, and great shopping, it’s a win-win for all. I especially love its focus on supporting the community and the wonderful grant recipients! It’s the Trinity Cathedral church community coming together to improve the lives of those less fortunate in our city.” —Joie Ray, President of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, Trinity Cathedral