SABATTUS – A spring bazaar is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, at the Dominican Sisters’ Convent, 61 Lisbon Road.

Veronique Pratt will once again bake a variety of pies for the bake table. Tickets are being sold for a raffle with 100 prizes, such as 100 gallons of heating oil, camping gear and a savings bond. Raffle tickets may also be obtained at the convent.

The raffle drawing will take place at the bazaar at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Winners who are present may choose their prizes.

A fund-raising bottle drive will also take place. Anyone can drop empty bottles off at the convent.

Last year Loaves and Fishes dispersed close to $50,000 to local families in no interest and forgivable loans for such things as mortgage payments, materials for home repairs, heating oil, propane for cooking, electricity to avoid cut-offs, telephone and various bills for the unemployed and the underemployed.

The total does not include the in-kind time of the certified budget/credit counselor who works with families with credit problems. The local Food Pantry is opened to people who have financial problems. It is opened every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Loaves and Fishes and the food pantry are nondenominational and are opened to all area people in need. For more information, contact Sister Lucille Fournier at 375-8399.

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