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 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., residents may drop off rummage sale donations at the southwest door of the City 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 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the southwest door of the old gym. Baked goods and crafts for the bazaar will also be accepted on Wednesday, July 12 from 7:30 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, donations are needed from members, the Creede community and its summer residents. Please plan to help with this important community tradition.
The bazaar and rummage sale will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13 at the City Gym. The rummage sale, well known as Creede’s biggest sale, will open both days beginning at 8 a.m. Both the bazaar and rummage sale will be under one roof, just like last year. The bazaar will be held on Wednesday, July 12 only and will open its doors at 8 a.m. as well. Both the bazaar and rummage sale will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, so get there early for the best selections. The rummage sale will open again at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 13 and will close at noon.
Featured at the bazaar are the Famous Ladies Aid Society chile relleno casseroles! Other homemade baked good items will include jams, jellies, pies, cakes, cookies, breads, brownies, candies and many other concoctions and remedies. Beautiful handmade crafts, Christmas items, Creede collage notecard sets and collage posters will be available.
Ladies Aid Society will also be selling the brand new cookbooks, commemorating Creede’s 125th year anniversary. 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.
The LAS kitchen will be serving up coffee and breakfast treats beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 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 delve into all of the rummage sale items! There is sure to be something for everyone who comes in to browse all the treasures. The rummage sale will include baby items, toys, games, clothing for all ages and sizes, coats, boots, shoes, kitchenware, dishes, glassware, knick-knacks, art, books, 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 to get the first picks of everything. The Ladies Aid Society prices all rummage sale donations very reasonably so that everyone can come and buy a lot. New to the rummage sale this year is a live auction at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, out in the parking lot in front of the gym. Come browse and bid on some “extra special” treasures.
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 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.