Need some gifts for family, friends or co-workers this year?

You can find a multitude of items at the annual Wayne County Extension and Community Association’s 2021 Christmas Bazaar.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Maxwell Center on Wayne Memorial Drive. Admission is free.

This will be the group’s 38th Christmas bazaar. Last year’s event was canceled because of the pandemic, said Maryann George with the ECA organization.

“We have almost 70 vendors, who come from all over eastern North Carolina, including Wilmington, Warsaw and Greenville,” she said. “ECA will not have food at the bazaar because of COVID-19.”

Vendors include Handmade by Sandra Isle, Clay and Such, Lilla Rose and Fairy Hair, Gracefully Southern, Glory B’s Natural Products, Little River Metalworks, Sweet Carolina Soap, Watercolors by Robin, Morganically Grown, The Gilded Oyster, Tiny Tots by Jane, Damsel in Defense, Origami Owl, Usborne Books and More and Honey Hill.

George said that more than 2,000 people shopped at the 2019 ECA Christmas Bazaar.

“The bazaar has a Christmas theme, and will have plenty of Christmas items,” she said, “but we will have more than holiday gifts. We will have handmade jewelry, wreaths, soaps, personalized gifts, home décor, clothing, books, artwork and wood craft items — something for everyone.”

The vendors take a variety of payments, including cash, debit card, check and credit card, depending on the vendor, George said.

“The bazaar has become one of the ECA’s largest fundraisers that helps support its mission to give back to Wayne County and beyond,” she said.

“ECA donates items to local teachers for their classrooms. ECA has paired up with the Alzheimer’s Association to help educate people in the area about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and where to find help for the patients and their families.”

George said ECA also supports Cures for the Colors. Its program Power of Girls helps local teenage girls learn how to cook, take care of themselves, budgeting and other life skills. A sewing group makes clothing for children all over the world. And at Christmas ECA members make food baskets and deliver them to local residents in need.

“We are blessed to have this group of women in our community,” she said.

For more information, call 919-731-1500.