The annual St Francis Bazaar and Tea was a bright and warm event

By David F. Rooney

The annual St. Francis Bazaar and Tea seemed to attract just about every lady in town on Saturday.

Dining on dainty little sandwiches, sipping on tea and coffee and polishing it all off with some sweets, the ladies in attendance relaxed and chatted with their friends and neighbours and, too, they shopped for small gifts and decorations to help make the upcoming Christmas season a bright an cherry one.

Here are a few images we thought you’d enjoy:

Man! It was cold, if you were waiting in line to enter the St. Francis Parrish Hall on Saturday afternoon for the annual Bazaar and Tea. David F. Rooney photo
These were just a few of the ladies who enjoyed the annual bazaar. David F. Rooney photo
And, as you can see, there were a LOT of ladies at the church's annual tea. David F. Rooney photo
But they weren't there just for dainty sandwiches and tea. David F. Rooney photo
They also were enamoured of the gifts, quilts and Christmas ornaments on offer. David F. Rooney photo
Some of the decorations and gifts delighted both grownups and kids. David F. Rooney photo
And, naturally, with the Christmas season just a few short weeks away, there were plenty of baked goods for sale. David F. Rooney photo
This event is, like the others of its kind offered throughout the year, an opportunity to visit and have fun. David F. Rooney photo
But while some were shopping, others— like Angela Thompson — were serving. David F. Rooney photo
None of this comes about with a lot of hard work, especially by the ladies behind the scenes in the kitchen: Claudette Kendall, Lois Smith, Marion Dias, Moira Aspden, Doreen Hewko and Marie Pratico. David F. Rooney photo