photo and story by Sherry Goodyear
SPRINGER — Saturday, December 2 was a beautiful day for a Christmas Bazaar. Like the rest of the state, Springer, New Mexico has been experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, and that balmy weather meant people had no trouble getting out and enjoying the wares of crafters and artists from all over the state. Vendors filled up both main rooms of the Parish Hall, and they sold everything from homemade jams and jellies, hand-made cards and jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and even wind chimes made from repurposed fire extinguishers.
The Christmas Bazaar is hosted by the Altar Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s and is always held the first Saturday of the month of December. It welcomed a steady stream of folks who came out to do a little Christmas shopping, socialize, or enjoy a homemade Frito pie – possibly all three. Overall, it was a fun way to spend a warm December day.