The United Churches of Durham Holiday Bazaar will be held today from 9-1 p.m.
The annual event is the church's largest fundraiser and takes place inside Fellowship Hall, where hundreds of homemade crafts, baked goods, candy, jewelry, cutlery, gift baskets and more are sold at very reasonable prices.
"I have one hot jelly, one hotter jelly and one hottest jelly," says church member Betsy Hall, who sells her locally-famous jellies at the bazaar. Come early because they go quickly.
89-year-old Jean Chittenden's hand towels would make a wonderful gift for any kitchen. Every summer, Jean visits family on Prince Edward Island where she passes the time by crocheting hangers on the towels.
Back by popular demand are the Rada Cutlery products, which range in price from $4.50 to $8. The kitchen utensils are made in the U.S.A.
"It's an item that everyone looks forward to," says church member Peg Atwell.
Visitors will also be able to choose from dozens of assorted gift baskets that offer everything from Hot Wheels to Campbell's soup.
For $1, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win a large quilt made by Darlene Merriam or a 3-day, 2-night stay at a cottage on Block Island. An American Girl Doll will also be raffled.
Of course, if you just bring your appetite you can purchase any of the delicious baked goods on sale, including Beverly Pedersen's homemade apple pies.
Boy Scout Troop 270 of Durham will be holding a tag sale and will donate some of the proceeds back to the church.
Church members say the fundraiser will help in their efforts to build a handicap access ramp and other improvements to the church.