-Written by Hope Tremblay

The St. Mary’s High School Christmas Bazaar Dec. 4 was a success! With more than 50 vendors, shoppers had many beautiful, quality products to choose from, including original art and books, holiday décor, treats for pets and people, handcrafted home items, ornaments and so much more.

The student choir roused the Christmas spirit with a selection of carols performed live, as did an impromptu solo concert by one of our elementary school students! Chef/Principal Matt Collins’ chili was a big hit and sold out, and the bake sale brought in many donations and smiles.


More than 40 raffle items were donated by our amazing and talented vendors, and shoppers not only supported the raffle, but our Win-Win Calendar fundraiser as well. Saints merchandise is always a great Christmas gift and flew off the table Saturday – fear not, we have plenty of options left for sale in the high school office from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Dec. 22.

Thank you to all our volunteers who made the day a pleasure. Students and families spent their time assisting shoppers, serving lunch and snacks, helping youngsters make free ornaments, selling raffle tickets and merchandise, setting up and breaking down. It was a wonderful team effort that captured the true spirit of the St. Mary’s community.

Can’t wait for next year!