Fort Langley’s 109-year-old church bazaar still vital

The bazaar drew sizable crowds and organizers say wreaths and food were flying out the doors.

The annual St. George’s Church Bazaar was held on Saturday, Dec. 2, marking 109 years since it began.

The large bazaar included food from cookies, cakes, and jams, to used books, to holiday decorations, fabrics, and jewelry.

Another old tradition was the luncheon portion.

“The first one was in 1908,” said Sheila Puls, the historian of the church. It was organized as a competition initially to see who could raise the most money for the church, though that aspect has been dropped.

WATCH: Origins of Langley’s oldest running Christmas bazaar and craft fair

Church parishoners made or brought the items, including an effort to create a host of holiday wreaths, which went fast. One parishoner is a florists, and put together cedar boughs and holly brought by others into the wreaths.

The money goes towards such mundane items as running the church’s kitchen, and towards charities both local and around the world. The Langley Sources Food Bank and Stepping Stone will benefit from the bazaar, as will overseas disaster relief efforts, said church treasurers Fay Keller.

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