As they have in recent years, proceeds from the 2019 Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's annual yard sale will help fund the congregation's ongoing mission to a Peruvian community.
Volunteers from Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church will begin their 10th year collecting shoeboxes full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
"We have been a drop-off site for the Southern End and portions of Chester County since 2009," organizer Dan Henry said.
Congregations from other local churches, including Wesley Church, Wrightsdale Baptist Church, and Little Britain Presbyterian Church, brought their filled shoeboxes to Middle Octorara.
Members of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church are planning their annual Christmas bazaar.
The bazaar is held every autumn, said organizer Shirley Miller.
"We have a lot of crafters and we also welcome party plan exhibitors," Miller said last week.
The church uses funds raised from the bazaar to help local families who need assistance. The congregation uses the money to pay for items that are not covered by insurance or other programs.