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Hackensack church group to conduct its Red Rose Day

Has your grandma or great-grandma gotten too old or too busy to knit mittens and sew and bake for you like she used to do?

The grandmas and moms at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack can fill that void.

They will offer their newly hand-made items for sale at the Women’s Fellowship 49th annual Red Rose Day bazaar and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the church, two blocks east of Highway 371 on Lake Avenue.

There also is a raffle for a log cabin quilt pieced by Mary Curo of Piecemakers Quilt Shop in Hackensack and quilted by the ladies of the church. Raffle tickets are $1. The drawing will take place at 1:30 p.m., but ticket holders need not be present to win.

A taco salad lunch with dessert, fresh fruit and beverage will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the air-conditioned church fellowship hall. Lunch cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Homemade baked goods will include pies, specialty breads, cookies, bars and cinnamon rolls. There will be homemade jellies and jams. Fresh vegetables from the gardens of church members will be sold.

Bazaar items will include hand-knitted mittens, hats and scarves; baby blankets, sweaters, clothes and bibs; decorative felt table mats and runners; placemats; hand embroidered dishtowels; cotton dishcloths; hostess aprons for moms and crayon aprons for kids; doll clothes; garden decorations and stepping stones with frog, bird and flower designs; thread racks for sewers; and many gift items.

Women’s Fellowship also is selling 2013 KARE 11 weather calendars this year, which will be available at the bazaar. These calendars give extensive meteorological information about Minnesota counties and cities.

Red Rose Day began in 1963 as Union Church Women’s Fellowship’s answer to the Minneapolis Dayton store’s annual Daisy Sale. It has been an annual event that emphasizes only hand-crafted and home-baked merchandise.

Women’s Fellowship donates proceeds from the event to Family Safety Network, the family centers, food shelves, the Union Congregational Church community youth program and UCC missions and seminary.

For more information, contact Karen Holle at (218) 675-6157 or by email at

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