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Calvary gets cooking on this year's Christmas Bake Shoppe

Submitted photo The makers of "Calvary's Smakte Godt Lefse (Tastes Good Lefse)." The lefse will be one of many food items featured at this year's Christmas Bake Shoppe at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham.

This year's Christmas Bake Shoppe will feature "Christmas Cookies and So Much More" at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham.

Calvary women will sponsor this 17th annual event on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

A Cookie Shoppe will feature boxes of three dozen fancy cookies for $12, and a Snack Shoppe will offer coffee, tea, hot chocolate and treats. Proceeds from the Snack Shoppe will go to Womanade, an organization that supports children in the New York Mills, Perham-Dent and Wadena-Deer Creek school districts.

A Bread Shoppe will feature Christmas breads, as well as "Calvary's Smakte Godt Lefse (Tastes Good Lefse)," made by Calvary Lutheran members.

A Global Mission Shoppe will have fair trade items from global artists, including jewelry, scarves, nativity sets, kitchen items and decorative home items.

Other shoppes will include: The Pantry, with jams, jellies and pickles; The Candy Store, with fudge, caramels and peanut brittle; The Card Shoppe, with napkins and cards; The Craft Shoppe, with homemade stocking stuffers; The Quilt Shoppe, with Calvary "Cut Ups" quilt creations of all sizes; and The Youth Shoppe, with fresh pine wreaths and a children's activity/craft center for ages 3-8 while parents shop.

"The community is invited to join in fellowship and preparation for the holiday season. Proceeds go to local, regional and global missions," said co-chairwoman, Mary Ringsven.

For more information, contact Calvary Lutheran Church at 346-4780 or