Special to The Hays Daily News

GREAT BEND -- The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend will host their annual Mission Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the motherhouse located at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend.

The event includes coffee and rolls in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of homemade items, a prize raffle, gift baskets and a silent auction.

Arriving in central Kansas in 1902 to provide education and health care for early settlers, the sisters relied on their own resources to pay for their ministries and for a motherhouse where they could live. They began to sell homemade items, along with a hot meal. The tradition continues.

Sisters, Dominican Associates, employees, family members and friends work on sale items throughout the year. By the time of the annual bazaar, there is such an array of goods repeat customers line up even before the doors open.

People donate items for sale throughout the year, and volunteers are here to help with late-night baking, serving the meal, assisting customers and cleaning up.

For more information, call (620) 792-1232.