St. John's parish prepares for Christmas bazaar

Approximately 20 members of St. John's Catholic Parish in Pingree spent part of Sunday preparing noodles for their annual fundraising bazaar. Parishioners have spent the last three Sundays making noodles for the event.
"We make these noodles and a lot of other things to raise funds for maintaining the church," said Ben DiGiulio, one of those on hand. "It's also a good opportunity to showcase the church."
This year's event will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
Parishioners will sell about 250 one- and two-pound bags of noodles as well as homemade bread, crafts, etc. In addition, they will sell lunches ranging from stew, a drink and dessert to nachos.
Two-pound bags of noodles will sell for $13 while the one-pound bags will cost $7.
"It takes about an hour for us to sell out of the noodles and homemade breads," DiGuilio said.
Other fundraising items include a homemade quilt, an afghan or $50 cash and a variety of homemade pies. Chances for the quilt will sell at $1 each or six for $5. The pies will range in price from $6 to $8.
St. John's is about one mile east of Pingree and one-half mile off Highway 39.