Evalyn Rogers from Webster Groves was the first in line for this year’s Holiday Sale.

Grace’s Holiday Sale didn’t open until 9 a.m., but Evalyn Rogers was the first in line at 8:15. “I didn’t do Black Friday,” Evalyn said, “but I’m gonna get cookies!”

Evalyn was one of many local residents who helped make our December 1 Holiday Sale a big success. Grace’s parish hall was filled with homemade cookies, candies, breads and treats of all kinds. Customers received an empty box as they entered and selected treats to fill the box (or boxes) up as they made their way around the seemingly endless array of Christmas sweets. A variety of gently-used books, DVDs, CDs and vintage jewelry was also available for purchase.

The event is organized by the Women of Grace, with proceeds going to outreach projects in the Diocese of Lui in South Sudan, new vestments and altar furnishings for Grace Church and toward our next youth mission trip. Although the final figures aren’t in yet, Grace member Christie Boyle said she thought this year’s event was their most successful yet.

Joyce Radcliffe celebrated her 82nd birthday at the Holiday Sale with her son Byron, from Washington D. C.

Byron Radcliffe and Patrick Tallarico came all the way from Washington, D.C. for the sale. Byron said his mother, who lives in Webster Groves, has raved about this event for years. Byron and Patrick planned to carry a box of goodies home on the plane.  Byron’s mother, Joyce Radcliffe, also happened to be celebrating her 82nd birthday that same day. “I’ve been coming to this since the beginning,” Joyce said. “I wouldn’t miss it for anything!”

 

To view a slide show of this event, click on the arrow in the middle of the picture below. To view the pictures full-screen, click on the four arrows in the lower, right corner of the pictures.

 

 

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