Covenant Living at The Holmstad to host 45th annual bazaar Sept. 30
When Dave Anderson was 8 years old, he was given a toolbox. That gift was the start of Dave's inspiration for woodworking.
Decades later, as a resident of Covenant Living at the Holmstad, Dave's passion continues in the wood shop at the senior living community where he creates unique items that are sold each year at the community's annual bazaar.
Those wooden pieces range from wooden toys, charcuterie boards, bird houses, and beautiful boxes.
"I really appreciate the variety of wood grains and how each type requires some differences in techniques to craft these wooden creations," said Anderson. "The real joy comes from selling the items at our annual Bazaar each year with the goal of raising funds to give back to the community."
This year Anderson's bandsaw boxes are some of the items he's created that will be on sale. These unique boxes have proven to be very popular and sell out pretty quickly.
The 45th Annual Bazaar, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30. It will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.
Shoppers can anticipate finding something for everyone -- from wood and needle crafts, designer knits, plants, quilts, baked goods, along with second-hand treasures such as jewelry, furniture, books and household items. Some of the items for sale can be previewed at HolmstadBazaar.com.
"Friendships are created as we make things for the Bazaar and we're grateful for visitors who buy what we make," added Anderson. "The residents here then use that money to give scholarships to graduating high school employees, add to the Benevolent Care Fund, support our programs, and contribute to our favorite local charities. The Bazaar makes the Holmstad a better place to live."
There will also be an opportunity for shoppers to win a cash drawing. For added convenience, shoppers may pay for items with credit cards, cash or checks.
For information, call (877) 226-7310.
Covenant Living at the Holmstad is a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community. It is administered by Covenant Living Communities and Services, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit senior services providers. CRC serves 5,700 residents at 19 senior living communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Living at the Holmstad, call (877) 226-7310 or visit www.CovLivingHolmstad.org.