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Weekend Church Bazaar Offers Up Unique Finds
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Santa Claus is all smiles but eight-month-old Fox White is more interested in scrutinizing the big guy than in smiling for the camera; they were taking photos over the weekend at the holiday bazaar hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oakdale.
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Crafter Victoria Mendoza of Modesto, from Creative V Sewing, cuts out fabric that will be turned in to a cloth children’s book, working as she manned her booth at the YLI craft fair at St. Mary’s Church.
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The mother-daughter team of Jannelle and Marissa Carrillo stayed busy keeping the baked goods table stocked with a variety of delectable treats.

Vendors were everywhere you looked at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, with dozens set up for the annual YLI holiday bazaar. Along with perusing tables of unique crafts, tasty baked goods, handmade items, art, decorations, home décor, and name-brand products such as Scentsy, shoppers could also re-fuel with either breakfast or lunch. All the events were hosted by the Young Ladies Institute and some of the funds raised through the annual bazaar help fund the Stella Cunha Scholarship program. Breakfast items included burritos or breakfast sandwiches along with coffee, tea or hot chocolate and the lunch menu ranged from tri-tip sandwiches to turkey croissants, taco soup and macaroni salad with soda, water and coffee available as well. Several rooms at the church were turned in to mini-markets, with vendors welcoming in a huge crowd of shoppers looking for those unique items for holiday gift giving.