Cattlewomen to host annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday

Published 3:00 am Friday, November 16, 2018

The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar is like turning the clock back to the times when people shopped at home in locally owned stores while enjoying the fellowship of friends and neighbors.

That will be the atmosphere on Saturday when the Pike County Cattlewomen host their fifth annual Christmas Bazaar at Cattleman Park on Highway 231 south of Troy.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. and will feature 50 plus vendors with a variety of crafts, wares and foods.

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Admission to the Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar is five dollars.

“The 2018 Pike County Christmas Bazaar will have something for all ages and every interest,” said Cattlewoman Tammy Powell. “There will be an impressive variety of crafts, knitted items, children’s clothes, wood items, stained glass, jewelry, items for the home and the office, Christmas decorations and some things you’ll just want for yourself.”

Powell said stained glass artist Charles Adams will be at the bazaar for the first time.

“And many of our vendors will be ‘regulars’ including Wendy Ward from Needmore Heart, Tamara Jones from Creations from the Cave, Alice Kilgore from Bashful Bunny and Brushed by Bailey.”

Vendors will offer a wide selection of homemade sweet treats – cakes, pies, cookies and candies — for now or to freeze for the holidays.

Two food vendors/sponsors, Santa Fe and Preston’s, will have their menu favorites available for purchase. Other bazaar sponsors, Alabama Ag Credit, Lillian K. Wilson of Style Dots and Premier Design with Amanda Ford, will also be vendors.

Entertainment throughout the day will add to the holiday spirit. The SheBANG! Cloggers and dancers will be “on stage” in the morning and Cathy Stockstill, vocalist and musician, will be the featured entertainment in the afternoon.

And, what’s a Christmas Bazaar without Santa Claus?

Santa will listen to Christmas wishes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“The Cattlewomen will have a special Christmas backdrop available for photos,” Powell said. “This will be a really nice spot for taking photos for Christmas cards or mementos.”

The Christmas Bazaar is a fundraising event for the Cattlewomen. The funds raised support the Cattlewomen’s annual scholarship program and assist them in assisting the Pike County Cattlemen with their projects and programs throughout the year.

Powell said the Cattlewomen recently helped with kitchen and other improvements at Cattleman Park.

“After 25 years, there were things in the building that needed to be done,” she said. “We are always looking for ways to help our community and keeping the building in top shape is one of those ways because it is an outstanding rental facility for county residents.”

The Pike County Cattlewomen are 58 strong and new members are always welcome.

“The annual fee is only $12 and you don’t have to own cattle to be a member of the Pike County Cattlewomen,” Powell said. “You just need to enjoy the fellowship of others while you are doing something good and worthwhile for your community.”