Angel House Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 2


TIPP CITY — The eighth annual Angel House Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at Tipp City Global Methodist Church, located at 8 W. Main St. in Tipp City.

This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland is free and open to the public.

This one-stop holiday extravaganza will feature a Winter Wonderland exhibit, with trains and Christmas sounds by area musicians and vocalists. In addition, over 30 different artisans will provide Christmas shopping opportunities. Vendors will include wood crafting, jewelry, blown glass, gourd art, wreaths, quilts, candies, visual art, local artists, authors and more.

“Our planning team chose Winter Wonderland to be the featured theme for this year’s sanctuary display,” said Diana Begley in a press release. “We have asked the congregation to loan Department 56 Villages, Snow Babies, gingerbread houses, and assorted tabletop winter scenery.”

Larry Riesser, offered to enhance the display by adding his Polar Express, Thomas the Tank, and Harry Potter trains. “We are also asking the public to donate discarded/unwanted train sets to sell,” said co-chairman, Judy Riesser, in the release.

The congregation has partnered with Angel House since 2011. About 70 children call Angel House home, and the school provides education from kindergarten through college for as many as 400 students.

The church’s initial fundraising efforts provided two fresh-water wells for the school, and mission teams have journeyed to Tanzania twice. The Bazaar was established in 2016 and has generated more than $31,000. Funds have provided classroom and living space furnishings, science lab equipment, new bunk beds, and a subsidized completion of the kitchen/dining area and the kindergarten classroom. This year’s proceeds will help pay the balance owed on the school bus the school purchased in 2021.

The bus provides the transportation necessary for the Angel House staff to realize their goal, as stated on their website, “to provide our children with a quality education and a family environment where they can develop the skills and faith necessary to be productive and successful citizens when they return to their villages and communities.” Please visit

The Cookie Walk, will take place from 9 a.m. until all cookies are sold. According to Family Ministry Director, Jessi Busboom, they sold more than 300 pounds of cookies last year and generated $1,800. The Family Ministry Kids of Faith, middle/high school students, and the Confirmation Class will orchestrate the sale. Proceeds will support the Angel House School bus fund and the Family Ministry Confirmation Class.

The entertainment lineup will include a flute ensemble, handbell quartet, Wayne High School Chorales, David Johnson playing Native American flutes, Tyler Cochran on guitar, Stephanie Ours on organ, and more.

Interested in being a vendor? Loaning Winter Wonderland décor? Baking cookies? Donating trains for the sale? Or, volunteering at the event? Contact us at: [email protected] or

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