The Adelphian Bazaar, hosted by the Adelphian Civic Club of Kennett, began at 9 a.m., and continued until approximately 3 p.m.
As in past years, the event was filled with vendors from across the area, including, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, as well as from various localities in Missouri. This year approximately 140 booths and over 90 crafters were on board to offer their items for sale.
Items for sale this year included items such as; Christmas decorations, wooden yard items, food, clothing items for children and adults, jewelry, candles, soaps, quilts, towels, hair accessories, crocheted items, flower arrangements, tin art, and other items of interest for the avid shopper.
Food items were also available at the Adelphian kitchen, that was set up at the American Legion Building. This year, the kitchen served items that included chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, potato soup, chili, pie and drinks. Adelphian Club Member, Debbie Tuten was in charge of the kitchen once again.
The Proceeds from the bazaar will go to fund the annual scholarships that are awarded to graduating seniors of Kennett High School each year. Other organizations that benefit from donations from the club each year include Alzheimer Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Community Christmas Party, Delta Children's Home, Good Neighbors, Kennett Swim Team Sophomore Pilgrimage, Senior Companion of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), United Way, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Girl Scouts, Kennett Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army.
The Adelphian Civic Club is a supporter of Missouri Girls Town and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs. First organized in 1948, it is a member of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce. Members of the club meet the third Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church. Membership into the club is by invitation and is limited to 30 members. At the current time, there are 27 members and Cornelia Barnett is the president.
* Some of the information for this article was sourced from a previous Daily Dunklin Democrat article.