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By Brittany Allen
News Editor 

That bazaar time of year


American Legion Holiday Bazaar Goldendale American Legion, 108 N Grant Ave, Goldendale This two-year-old affair has already sold out all available spaces! All of the profits from this bazaar go to the Legion. According to manager of Aunt Jane's Closet and bazaar hostess, Glenice Kroeze, there will be three different kinds of soup, sandwiches, and cornbread provided. She personally looks forward to "the fun of having the people there and making the soup and sandwiches" and participating in a demonstration by local artist Felicia Gray on how to create "shabby chic" home décor. This bazaar will feature items such as the usual handmade crafts and the odd electronic products. "Looking at all of the goodies makes you feel like Christmas," Glenice says. For more information about this event, call Glenice Kroeze at (509) 899-2154.

Shenandoah Christmas Bazaar Shenandoah Custom Cabinets, 318 W Brooks St., Goldendale Hosted by Vicki and Ed Woodruff, owners of Shenandoah Custom Cabinets, this bazaar also serves as an open house for Shenandoah besides a source of seasonal family fun. "We love getting to see the people that come in," Vicki Woodruff says. "A lot of our previous customers that we built cabinets for come in just to see what kind of goodies there are that people are selling and visit. [...] A lot of the people that come come every year and we just have a lot of fun; we enjoy each other's company." Among the 'goodies' on display at Shenandoah every year are handcrafted wooden bread boards by Ed Woodruff and homemade jams and sewn items by Vicki Woodruff, which are exclusively sold at this annual event, as well as many other handcrafted commodities from vendors and items from LuLaRoe. "We try to get as many handcrafted items, but [...] that's not always feasible. [...] We have several people who will be selling handcrafted crocheted items, jewelry, and baked goods, and candies." There is also a drawing for a door prize at this event; the prize is usually an item or items donated by the vendors who participate. "Basically we just do it to get people in here. People come in and look at the cabinets," Ed says. Vicki then adds: "And then if they need something-or if they're doing a remodel or whatever-they know where to go." For more information about this event, call Shenandoah Custom Cabinets at 509-773-3770.

Centerville Holiday Bazaar Centerville Elementary School, 2315 Centerville Highway, Centerville The Centerville Holiday Bazaar has been hosted now for about five years at the Centerville Elementary School. Funds from tables hosted by the seventh and eighth grade classes will help pay for a year-end trip and funds from the Parent Teacher Community's (PTC) table will go towards new playground equipment for the school. There will be a raffle-tickets are $1 each-and raffle items are donated by local businesses. A lunch (and dessert) will be available for purchase for $5. Among the commodities available are items from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, and LuLaRoe consultants, wreaths, cards, artisan breads, handmade pillow cases, and much more. A Christmas-themed photo booth will also be available for use during the bazaar. Of this event, Jen Armstrong, Centerville teacher and bazaar organizer says: "It's become a great holiday tradition to have the bazaar. People come and, we always have great feedback from the people who have come, saying that they really enjoyed the environment. They love the environment, the atmosphere; we play music. [...] I think it's a great time for people to come together in the community and visit and catch up with each other, and it's really nice to see people just hanging out and having a good time." Applications will still be accepted any time before Thursday, Dec. 1 and booth rentals are $15 each (spaces are limited). For more information about this event, call Jen Armstrong at 509-773-4893.

Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Goldendale Senior Center, 115 E Main St., Goldendale When asked what she as a coordinator enjoys most about the annual event, Berta Lowe said: "Just the communication with the vendors and the people coming in and visiting and doing the lunch. Just keeping it going." Like few other bazaars in the area, the Senior Center volunteers will be serving a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Participants will have an entire "chili, bakers and dogs" themed menu to choose from and price of menu items will vary. Spots for vendors are still available for this event. As of Wednesday of last week, they still had five spaces open. Those who are already expected at this bazaar will be selling a plethora of homemade pieces, including cakes, cookies, crafts, jewelry, and the Soroptimists will be selling nuts to raise funds for their group. "I look forward to doing the prizes," Senior Center Board Secretary Ron Ingraham says of his experience. "We've had some really wonderful gifts. The businesses locally are really wonderful." Prizes up for grabs in the drawing will include nine individual gift cards for gas and groceries: three worth $50 a piece and six worth $25 a piece. Applications for vendors will be accepted any time before Friday, Dec. 2 and booth rentals are $10 each. For more information about this event, call Berta Lowe at 509-773-5663.

Farmer's Market Christmas Bazaar Goldendale Primary School, 820 S Schuster Ave., Goldendale Theresa Keeler, member of the Farmer's Market board and coordinator of this bazaar, believes that the fact that all vendors must "make, bake, grow or add value" to the items they sell really sets this event apart from others happening around town. In this regard, this event follows pretty much the same guidelines set by the summer Market. Theresa herself will be selling honey, pumpernickel bread, and handmade craft items at her booth. If you attend this bazaar, you can expect to see some familiar faces from this summer at Ekone Park, but there are also going to be many other small business owners coming out of the woodwork. Available items range from wooden toys and winter greens, to seasonal centerpieces and gift certificates for the 2017 Farmer's Market season. Dogs of the Gorge will even be present with some handcrafted items and pups looking for good homes. This is quite possibly the largest bazaar hosted in Goldendale every year and usually consists of about 52 vendors filling both the primary school cafeteria and gym. From the Market crew, Paulette Lefever-Holbrook will have her artisan bread for sale, and the gals at the Hen's Nest plan to be there with their seasonings, eggs and lemon curd, but there are many other treats in store. At this bazaar, you can not only find the gifts to go under your tree, but the tree itself. There is still time to pick up an application at either the library or Chamber of Commerce office and turn it in. The application and fee must both be in in order to secure a place for the 10th. Applications will be accepted any time before Friday, Dec. 9 and booth rentals are $10 each. For more information about this event, you can email Theresa Keeler at or call her at (509) 772-2971.


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