Local tradition returning for over 70 years

ISHPEMING– People gathered at St. Joseph’s Church today for the 73rd annual St. Joseph’s Bazaar.

Those who stopped by could have lunch; buy 50-50 tickets, get books signed and shop at a white elephant sale and bake sale among other activities. Organizers credit the events continuing success to dedication from its members.

“I guess it’s just a tradition, when you join the St. Josephs Church you’re automatically part of the guild. So you get these little phone calls that say, ‘Can you make a tuna salad? Or, can you come do some baking?’ and they all contribute, everybody,” said St. Joseph’s Guild President Annie Trudell. “This is a perish function, not one organization. This is a lot of people.”

The money earned from the bazaar will go to agencies such as St. Vincent De Paul, the Salvation Army and Food for Kids program.