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Westminster Village hosts annual craft bazaar

From Lafayette/ West Lafayette, Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Dozens of artists and crafters who reside at Westminster Village are contributing unique handmade creations for the third annual Westminster Village Arts and Crafts Fall Bazaar, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, at 2741 N. Salisbury St.
Admission is free, and the public is invited. All sale proceeds go to the Westminster Village Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Handmade sale items will include folk art, holiday decorations, jewelry, wooden toys and bowls, home décor, oil paintings and edible treats, said Nancy Robinson, resident and bazaar co-chair, who shares the task with resident Joan Sanbloom. Among the needle arts are stuffed animals, felted mittens made from old wool sweaters, and quilted, knitted and crocheted items.

A side sale will feature a donated collection of some 1,150 mugs, priced at $1 each. “We’ll have mugs like you wouldn’t believe,” said mug sale chair and resident Martha Schrader.

They include about 200 Christmas-themed mugs, many commemorating other holidays, Norman Rockwell and Courier & Ives designs, cartoons, sports, work-related themes and a set of 12 footed-mugs of Revolutionary War soldiers.

Opened in 1976 as a continuing care community and expanded over the years, Westminster Village is today home to 350 residents who live in single-family houses, independent-living apartments, assisted living apartments and the Health Center at Westminster Village.

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