St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas, an old Polish parish established in 1909, held their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 29, 2011. The day started with a special bazaar Mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Kelly at 10:30 am in the beautiful remodeled church. At 11:00 am, the dinner line quickly grew as the workers started serving the delicious barbecue pork and beef dinner with all the fixings including a choice of homemade deserts and ice tea.
The grocery, cake, plant, fruit, sausage and poker booths kept the crowd busy and there was a toy booth, train rides, face painting and other activities for the kids. Bill Mock and the Hwy 105 Band played lots of good dance music in the outside pavilion. Auctioneer Tommy Szymczak and his side-kick Bobby Fuchs did a great job selling all of the home made furniture, crafts, quilts, fresh vegetables and other items at the live auction. After the auction, the drawing was held for the raffle prizes.
Below are a few photos of the fun and there is a slideshow of many more photos on page 2.
More photos of the bazaar can be found on St. Joseph’s website.