The 31st  Annual Craft and Baked Goods Bazaar will take place at La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, on Saturday, November 23rd, from 8 AM to 4 PM.

This event is traditionally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated November 28 this year. The facility welcomes donations of baked goods and craft items from families and community members. The proceeds are used to purchase Christmas gifts for the residents to open on Christmas morning.  Donations can be dropped off at the office anytime before November 23rd.

Coffee and goodies will also be served in the conference room from 8 to 10 AM for your enjoyment after you’re done shopping.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for a queen size quilt on display in the front living room at the facility.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets remain on sale until 5 PM on Christmas Eve, with the drawing to be held on Christmas morning.  Tickets may be purchased at the facility anytime until then.

This year’s quilt is made by Donna Hansen, a fan of the rehabilitation services the staff and facility provided to her family.  As a token of appreciation, she donated a quilt for the facility to raffle this year.  Rose Niemeyer, Director of Nursing for 33 years and the person who usually provides the quilt for raffle, looks forward to donating a quilt in 2014, after getting a break this year.  Donna’s quilt features over 3,500 pieces and the pattern is called “Enticement.”  The facility invites the public to take a look at the beautiful quilt on display in the front living room.

Cookbooks are still available if you haven’t purchased one yet or want to buy some for Christmas gifts this year.  Cookbooks sell for $12 each, or 2 for $20, and can be purchased at the facility as well.  They make a great gift for anyone who has been part of the community of La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center or Colonial Manor!

For more information, call the office at 319-342-2125.