Celebrating Easter at Sacred Heart

By Kevin Clark

April 12, 2014 Updated Apr 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hundreds of people packed a local church to get into the Easter spirit at an annual bazaar.

There was a line out the door at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Saturday for the parish's annual Easter Bazaar.

People bought hand-made decorations, painted Easter eggs, entered raffles and much more.

The Ukrainian food alone brought many people out. The church sold more than 640 pounds of kobasa in the first two hours of the event.

Event goers said it's more than just the food that keeps people coming back to the bazaar each year.

Parish leaders say the Bazaar represents more than 20 years of church tradition.

"They're able to enjoy and partake in the smells, and the food, and the traditions and just see each other," said Rev. Teodor Czabala. "Friends who have not seen each other for maybe the entire year will get together."

Rev. Czabala said the turnout gets better every year.

Money made from the bazaar will be used for renovations to the church, including new windows.

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