The Annual Bazaar
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Volunteers Are Needed!
Time • Talent • Treasure
97th Annual Bazaar
July 28 – July 30, 2017
– Friday and Saturday 6:00pm — 11:00pm
– Sunday 4:00pm — 10:00pm — Raffle Drawing 9:30pm
Contact: Father Brian Morrow, Pastor email: fatherbrian(at)assumptiondenver.org
Sandy Howard email: showard(at)assumptiondenver.org – 303.288.2442 x 100
Stephen Federocko email: sfederocko(at)hotmail.com
John Romero email: jromero.req(at)gmail.com – 720.297.6842
A Live Performance by Salvatore Martorano and the
Featuring many Italian favorite melodies along with Swing, Blues, Old Time Rock ‘N’ Roll and Jazz Standards.
Enjoy the tastes and sounds of Old Italy at the Annual Assumption Bazaar!
Our Assumption Bazaar has been a part of our community for over the past 95 years. We need your time talent and treasure to keep it going for another 95 years!
• Manage a booth
• Volunteer a few hours during our bazaar
• Donate an item to one or more of our booths
• Make your donation now
Contact us to see how you can be a part of a great tradition at Assumption!
97th Annual Bazaar Set-Up Schedule Dates will be announced soon!
Volunteer on Saturday July 8th or July 15th to help set up for the Bazaar. Click the following link to sign up for a time slot for set-up or to help with the weekend!
Congratulations to the 2017 raffle winners:
Early Bird 50/50 Grand Prize Winner #1 Inez Martinez, Ticket Number 1704
Early Bird 50/50 Grand Prize Winner #2 Alice Nicholl, Ticket Number 1717
Grand Prize Winner Matthew Sanchez Ticket Number 3400
Southwest Winner Saniel Saavedra, Ticket Number 2101
Tool Chest Winner George Corder, Ticket Number 2473
Cedar Chest Winner Renee Anquello, Ticket Number 2279
In 2012, Assumption Parish won the prestigious “Award for Best Italian Cultural Event”! It was presented to Fr. Brian Morrow by the Italian Newspaper, Andiamo. The bazaar has flourished into the biggest funding and social event of the year at Assumption Parish. It is still reminiscent of the 1920′s.
The success of our annual parish bazaar is a team effort. The committee holds a monthly meeting to prepare for the annual bazaar. Ideas, planning and coordination are just some of the efforts contributed in the meetings. Please consider being a part of the successful moneymaker for Assumption parish.
Assumption Parish Bazaar History
“The parishioners at Assumption Church have been putting on a bazaar for over 95 years now, so they know a thing or two about how to do it right,” said Chris Frank, a fourth-generation parishioner. “Though it is called a bazaar because of the many booths with games, raffles and food, many of the old timers still call it a feast, which comes from the Italian ‘festa’ or holiday.”
“Assumption Parish began more than 100 years ago for the farmers of the area, and the bazaar was the celebration of the end of the farming season,” Frank said.
Frank said the event is the biggest fundraiser for Assumption church and school. Annual attendance is about 5,000, with nearly 250 volunteers making it all happen.
“The main benefit of the bazaar is to celebrate the tradition and build community for a parish that is the cornerstone of Welby,” Frank said.
“Some of the families that run many of the booths have been doing it for generations, and they have it down to a science. It is also a time for people who have moved away to come back and catch up with old friends.”