Thelma Skelton Loaves & Fishes Center Hosts Third Annual Holiday Bazaar

Thelma Skelton Loaves & Fishes Center will host a Holiday Bazaar and Raffle on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center. Patrons will be able to purchase chances to win themed gift baskets, enjoy local entertainment and purchase handcrafted items and refreshments. Proceeds will help provide hot meals to homebound seniors in the Brooklyn and Sellwood neighborhoods.

Thelma Skelton Loaves & Fishes Center is located at 3925 SE Milwaukie Avenue in Portland. For more information, contact Manager Lynne Chowning at 503.953.8209.

Here is a list of just some of the themed baskets available:

The Car Guys’-tune ups, tools & more.

A Portland Picnic Basket’-use the Fred Meyer gift card to pick up lunch.

The Tea Party’-pleasures not politics! Relax and enjoy.

‘A Bird in a Gilded Cage’-a beautiful two- year-old male cockatiel with his own cage and starter supplies.

Big Dog or Little Dog’-food, clothes, toys and a bath. What more could your doggie want? (available in small and large)

Something’s Fishy’-an aquarium and set up. Just add water!

Bar in a Box’-your choice of liquors in an antique case with the fixin’s for mixin’.

Bicyclist Bonanza’-nifty bike gear from Portland’s Bike Gallery in a basket that fits on your bike.

Sew What’? –genuine Pendleton wool fabric with notions and more.

Trader Joe’s Treats’-a beautiful sturdy bag filled with Joe’s delights.

Knit and Purl’-luxury knitting supplies from Lantern Moon.

Family Fun’-board games, skating passes and funds for food that your kids will love.

About Loaves & Fishes Centers: Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 8,200 volunteers, the nonprofit, secular organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and more than 1.25 million meals each year. Loaves & Fishes celebrates 40 years of service to seniors in 2010. Visit: