Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will host simultaneous holiday events Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The auxiliary’s annual holiday bazaar will be conducted at the First Christian Church, 10th & Laurel in Independence, while a special open house celebration is planned at the same time in the Coffee Dock snack bar and gift shop at Mercy Hospital.
The bazaar will feature a variety of handmade Christmas décor and craft items, along with door prize drawings. Prizes include a homemade afghan, Santa and gingerbread figurines. Door prize tickets are available for a $1 donation and may be purchased at the bazaar or in advance at the Coffee Dock or from any auxiliary member.
Homemade cinnamon rolls and lunch items also will be available for purchase at the bazaar.
At the Coffee Dock event, guests will receive a free ornament with a $10 purchase.
The gift shop carries a variety of quality jewelry, household decorations and personal gift items ordered from retail market shows.
Proceeds from the events support special projects at Mercy Hospital, as well as the auxiliary’s scholarship program to support students pursuing medical careers.