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NORTH BENNINGTON — The 72nd Annual Snowball Bazaar by Second Congregational Church, UCC has been moved to an online format this year, due to safety concerns from the pandemic, and has started early.

Organizers said the nature of the annual bazaar combined with the small venue and large attendance drove the decision. The event has been scaled back a bit because of this, but co-chair Cindy Hudson-Knapp said, “For many people, the Snowball Bazaar is a tradition that marks the start of the holiday season, and we want to keep it alive.”

Orders can be placed online now for SCC’s famous greens, seed wreathes, pet items, and more at Acknowledging that this is early to think about the holidays, organizers were forced to launch the website early to allow time for the word spread about the online format and for pick-up of items purchased to be in late November and early December.

Pick up details are available at the bazaar’s website: CDC and Vermont COVID safety precautions will be in place during pick-up of items. All proceeds from the sale will go to support the charitable work the Second Congregational Church does in the community. E-mail Bazaar organizers with questions at

Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming, Green Justice Congregation of the United Church of Christ. It welcomes all people of faith or in search of faith to its work and worship, without regard to age, race, economic condition, citizenship, ability, sexual identity, or gender identity.


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