Pike County Cattlewomen host Christmas Bazaar

Published 6:26 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday was, by all accounts, a great success, said Cattlewoman Tammy Powell

“This was our fifth Christmas bazaar. We had 55 vendors and more than 500 people attended,” Powell said. “Many of the vendors were local but all were from the area. The creativity of the vendors never ceases to amaze me, and in so many different areas, from needlework to woodwork.”

The vendor booths were set up inside and outside the Cattlemen’s building and Mother Nature cooperated with sunshine and a gentle breeze.

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“Saturday was an ideal day for vendors inside and out,” Powell said. “We could not have asked for better weather or for a better bazaar. We had a great selection of items and the variety was such that there just had to be something for everybody.”

Powell said there were decorations for the holidays. Even though Thanksgiving was only days away, shoppers took advantage of the opportunity to purchase last minute harvest decorations.

“Christmas wreaths and decorations are always popular with shoppers,” she said. “And, there was such a variety of unique Christmas items that decision-making was not easy.”

A trend in craft items this year was in what Powell described as vintage ware.

“I don’t know exactly how to describe vintage ware, “She said. “For the lack of a better word, I’ll just say that vintage ware is something that you would think of as being old timey – wagons, tractors, barns, antique pickup trucks. Those items were very popular.”

Powell said the variety of items was a long stretch, from the roughness of hand-hewn wooden bowls to the softness of Christmas stockings made from Chenille bedspreads and from hand-painted dishtowels to fashionable skirts and dresses.

“We had entertainment throughout the day,” she said. “Santa Claus was there to listen to Christmas wishes and was available to have those first Christmas with Santa photos taken,” Powell said. “The fellowship made it an enjoyable day for vendors and shoppers, and of course, for all us Cattlewomen.

“We were pleased all the way around and I don’t think anyone left the bazaar disappointed. We appreciate all of our vendors, our entertainers — SheBang! and Cathy Stockstill, Santa Claus, our volunteers and everyone who came out and made the Pike County Cattlewomen’s 2018 Christmas Bazaar a success.”