Annual Creede bazaar, rummage sale is almost here

The annual Ladies Aid Society Bazaar and Rummage Sale comes to Creede next week. Courtesy Photos

CREEDE—The Ladies Aid Society Bazaar and Rummage Sale is rapidly approaching. Next week is a busy one for LAS members and the Creede community.
On Monday, July 15, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., residents may drop off rummage sale donations at the southwest door of the town gym. Please make sure all clothing is clean. Furniture donations are very much appreciated. LAS will also be accepting rummage sale items, baked goods, and craft donations on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the southwest door of the town gym. Baked goods for the bazaar will also be accepted on Wednesday, July 17 from 8 a.m. on, which is the actual day of the bazaar and rummage sale.
In order for Ladies Aid Society to have another successful year, they need baked goods and rummage sale donations from members, people who live in the Creede community and its summer residents. LAS also needs items for the live auction. Please plan to help with this important community tradition.
The bazaar and rummage sale will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and the rummage sale will continue on Thursday, July 18, from 8 a.m.-noon at the town gym. Both the bazaar and rummage sale will be under one roof, just as it has been for the last several years. There is also a live auction at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, inside the gym. Come early so to browse and bid on some “extra special” auction items.
Featured at the bazaar are the famous Ladies Aid Society chile relleno casseroles! Other homemade baked good items will include jams, jellies, pickles, pies, cakes, cookies, breads, brownies and candies. Ladies Aid Society will also be selling their signature cookbooks, a second edition which commemorates Creede’s 125th year anniversary in 2017. These cookbooks are a wonderful keepsake for every family, both residents and visitors, and will make excellent Christmas gifts. The recipes are a tasty collection of local recipes, with some very special “in loving memory” recipes. Also included in the cookbooks are some early pictures of Creede furnished by the Historical Society, as well as some inspiring scripture references, quotes and sayings. Also featured at the bazaar are one of a kind Creede magnets, proudly boasting our 8852’ elevation.
The LAS kitchen will be serving up coffee and breakfast burritos beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, as well as homemade egg salad and chicken salad, chips, and soft drinks beginning at 10 a.m. Yummy homemade ice cream in a variety of flavors is the dessert of the day. The kitchen is located in the foyer of the gym and seating is available for all to enjoy breakfast and lunch.
Come and rummage through all of the rummage sale items. There is sure to be something for everyone who comes in to browse through all the treasures. The rummage sale, well known as Creede’s biggest sale, will include baby items, toys, games, clothing for all ages and sizes, coats, boots, shoes, kitchenware, dishes, glassware, knick-knacks, art, books, DVDs, pictures, posters, frames, sporting goods, tools, Christmas decorations, jewelry, linens, hardware and automotive items, plants, pet items, fitness equipment, gadgets, and many other miscellaneous items. There will be lots of good furniture to choose from, but get to the sale early for first pick. The Ladies Aid Society prices all rummage sale donations very reasonably so that everyone can come and buy a lot!  
The Ladies Aid Society Annual Bazaar and Rummage Sale is one of Creede’s most loved summer traditions. It is a huge fundraiser for the community, with all items being donated by LAS members, residents and summer visitors. One hundred percent of the money that is raised at the sale is put back into the community throughout the year. The Creede Ladies Aid Society was established in 1899.


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