Cattlewomen Christmas Bazaar is Saturday

Published 9:14 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019

The long awaited and greatly anticipated Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar will open at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cattleman Park and folks will be “bustin’ the door” to get in.

Tammy Powell, Cattlewomen member, said no one will be disappointed.

“We have 62 vendor spaces and vendors will offer everything and anything shoppers at a Christmas Bazaar would want,” Powell said. “We’ll have everything from tea and cookies to woodcrafts, pottery, stained glass, repurposed furniture, children’s clothing, wreaths, jewelry, Christmas decorations, candles and things that you never even thought of but would love to have.”

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And, Jennifer Garrett, bazaar co-chair said those thoughts could include items made from antique quilts, hand-made teddy bears, bath items, lotions and door hangers.

“One vendor will have a laser and can personalize items right on the spot,” Garrett said. “One vendor, who is new to our bazaar this year, will have her boutique inside a vintage camper. It will be a fun and exciting Christmas bazaar.”

The bazaar will feature more crafters than ever before and they all have quality items and loads of unique items that are indicative of their creativity.

The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

And children will want to bring along their Christmas wish lists because Santa Claus will be there to hear all their Christmas wishes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“We encourage parents to bring their cameras and take photos with Santa for a donation to Pike County’s Relay for Life campaign,” Garrett said. “We want the bazaar to be a fun day for everyone — families, friends and neighbors.

Powell said one group of ladies makes the bazaar a girls’ day out.

“They come early to shop and have lunch with us and then shop again,” she said. “The Christmas bazaar is a fun way to spend the day. And, this year, the Pike County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen are in charge of the concession stand.

“We’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, and all kinds of good things to eat cooked right on the spot, so just come and have lunch and enjoy the day.”

The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar is much like times of Christmas past when folks came to town on Saturday to enjoy the fellowship of shopping.

The bonus of the bazaar is that the price of admission is used to benefit the community.

“Nearly everything goes to the youth,” Powell said. “The money raised funds scholarships and promotes livestock shows, assists with youth livestock projects and with the Pike County Cattlemen’s youth projects. We also donate to Pike County’s Relay for Life campaign, the American Heart Association and other community projects. The Cattlewomen realize a lot of folks came before us and left a lasting legacy. We want to do the same.”

Supporting the Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday will support their efforts to carry on the legacy set before them.

Cattlemen Park will be decorated for the season and holiday music will be playing, so join friends and neighbors in this casual, memorable shopping experience