Trinity Place Apartments in Round Rock kicked off the holiday season with their annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8. The tables were loaded with goodies, and Santa’s Elves [aka the residents], were busy selling their handmade wares – the joint was jumping!
When I first arrived at the Trinity Place Community Center, I feared there had been an “incident” – Round Rock Police Department (RRPD) vehicles lined the street. Once inside the festively decorated building, it became quite obvious that Round Rock’s finest were out in force, purchasing raffle tickets, buying up the homemade baked goods and having a good time with some of their favorite citizens. They know each other very well, from working together on RRPD’s National Night Out campaign to attending special Trinity Place events. One policeman told me, “We love coming here and visiting our favorite grandmas!”
And who could resist the great BARGAINS? Homemade baked goods, handmade sock animals, aprons, needlepoint, knitted and crocheted items … all at 1950s prices! Take a look at some of the residents’ wonderful creations:
Everyone who attended the bazaar left with at least one bag full of personal purchases or Christmas presents-to-be, all benefiting the resident’s fund at Trinity Place.
The bazaar always ends with the grand finale – a mega-raffle drawing. The jar was FULL and property manager Sherry Houston drew out the names of the lucky winners. Raffle items included 51 gift baskets (many of them specially themed), seven electronic devises, original artwork and the list goes on. The last prize drawn was a 42” flat screen TV. I held my breath and crossed my fingers, but alas, didn’t win it. Ah well, there’s always next year!
Trinity Place Apartments, a program of Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a community for the elderly and handicapped who qualify for the HUD 202/8 program and are able to live independently.