Braman Church to hold annual Thanksgiving bazaar and auction

October 27, 2020

Members of the Braman United Methodist Church will host their annual Thanksgiving bazaar and auction Nov. 4, though this year’s event will be different because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For the meal, church members will offer three dining options. Customers may dine-in at the church, and they may also take their food to-go. Customers who don’t feel comfortable entering the church may call 580-385-2146 for further assistance. Those customers may drive to the church, and church members will then bring food to the customers’ cars.

Masks will be available for those who choose to wear them during the event.

Church members will prepare numerous crafts, pies, rolls, breads, jellies, and other items, which will be for sale in the church’s foyer.

Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal includes turkey, brisket, dressing, potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, homemade pies, rolls, coffee and tea.

The cost for an adult meal is $7. A meal for children ages 4 to 11 costs $3, and children under the age of 4 may eat for free.

The church’s quilting group has also made a number of quilts for the auction.

In a news release, a church member said: “We have a special quilt this year. Grandmother’s Flower Garden, 80”x90,” is not only hand-quilted, but it is also hand-pieced. The beautiful flowers are surrounded by white. Bouquet of Roses, 96”x96,” is a cross-stitch creation of pink roses accented with greenery, and it is also hand-quilted. Coffee Mosaic, 80”x90,” is several shades of brown, cream, and bordered with tan and is hand-quilted.”

One quilt available at the auction will pay tribute to the history of the town of Braman.

“There will be a special Braman Memories quilt, 56”x78,” that will bring back many memories of all the wonderful times we all had in the community,” the church member said. “It is hand-quilted, as are the following: Maple Leaf, 73”x73,” donated by Janet Reser in honor of Eloise Reser, her mother-in-law. Eloise started the yellow and brown quilt, and the group finished it. There will be an antique postage stamp quilt, 72”x72,” made with fabric from the early ‘30s. It is bordered with royal blue.

“There are several machine-quilted throws: Bow Ties, donated by Janet Reser, [was] also started by Eloise Reser and finished by the group; Playful Goats, surrounded by green, yellow, orange, and white; Purple Heart, surrounded by various shades of purple, black and white; and Read All Over Newsprint, accented with red and a red-and-black crocheted throw.”

The auction begins at 7 p.m. Kris Maple and Doyle Steffen will be in charge of the auction.

The church is at 120 Eaton Ave. in Braman.