Event Chairs, Nancy Stanley and ESA President Linda Jones.
By, Macy Goodnight; October 2019: The 47th Annual Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA), Alpha Rho Chapter, Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazaar will be held Oct. 26, 2019, at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., guests will enjoy shopping with over 87 vendors, and admission to the event is free to the public.
The bazaar offers an astonishing selection of goodness, including a bake sale by the United Methodist Women. Guests will have the added benefit of access to the St. Stephen’s UMC Pumpkin Patch, well-known for their beautiful pumpkins and gourds available for purchase. Concessions will be offered throughout the day, with options for breakfast and lunch.
ESA President, Linda Jones, and member Nancy Stanley are co-chairs of the bazaar and are eager to share their excitement. “We have something for everyone,” said Nancy, “and many, if not most, are all handcrafted and homemade.” Jewelry, pottery, weavers, skincare, and more are included in the many treasures that will be available, just in time for shopping for the holidays. “There are lots of great gift ideas,” said Linda, “all unique and homemade.”
Many handcrafted and unique items will be found at the bazaar.
Activities for the kids will be available to entertain them, in addition to a fun trip to the pumpkin patch. Guests will also love the used book sale and silent auction. Guests do not have to be present for the end of the auction but will need to provide a phone number in case they win. Silent auction items will include vendor items, as well as exciting gift baskets.
All proceeds from the event support the many philanthropic commitments of ESA, including St. Jude and Hope for Heroes. The sorority’s sole endeavor is to work to give to others and is completely volunteer-driven. The bazaar is one of their largest fundraisers for the year. “I just love it,” said Nancy. “I love doing this; I love meeting the crafters, and just doing something for someone else.” ESA contributes greatly to many local organizations as well, including BA Neighbors and Meals on Wheels. There are many giving hands involved in presenting the bazaar, including some help from local youth and the Boy Scouts. With so many organizations receiving aid as a result of this event, it takes a great deal of support. “It’s not just one group making money for themselves,” said Linda. “There are many people who benefit from this event.”
Vendor space is still available and can be reserved by calling Nancy at (918) 251-0617 or by email at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0. More information on the bazaar can be found on Facebook at @ESAbrokenarrow.
The event will be held Oct. 26, 2019, at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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