The ladies featured on the cover of today’s PREVIEW are Civic Club members who are reminding you that the annual bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 6.
Are you ready with your shopping list? Plan to be there between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to take advantage of all the offerings.
In last week’s SUN there was an article describing all the new crafters and artists who will be presenting their goods and services. Now it is time to remind you of all the returning artists (over 50 individuals in 45 spaces). When you visit these now familiar folks you will find that they have brought almost an entire “alphabet” of goods for you to choose from and enjoy.
You’ll find alpaca products, antler art, bee-based and other beauty products, books, baby blankets, cosmetics, crocheted products, candles, candy, cookbooks, dried food and dips. There will be earrings, fine art (originals and prints), and decor for fall. Vendors will have small food samples throughout the area. There will be games, handmade handbags, honey, hats, and items from Africa and other global locations. Jewelers will be presenting items in a wide range of styles, beads, stones and prices. Jars of jams and jellies will tempt you, as will knitted pieces, lighted centerpieces, llama products, lamps, moose decorations, and museum pieces.
There will be variety of Native American crafts as well as note cards, nail files and other nail products. The oil lady will be there with aroma therapy products and Christmas ornaments of every size and description will be found throughout the building. Photographers will bring their art, and the Cub Scouts will be back with their famous popcorn. Quilted items of all types will be found in several booths. You might choose runners for your table, or many other sewn pieces, both clothing and decorative pieces. There will be salsa, soaps and signs, tole painted decorative items, Tupperware, toys, and unique items you will find nowhere else in Pagosa Springs. Vases and other hand carved or turned wood decor and games will be there to tempt you. A variety of weavings will be waiting for you and wreaths for your wall or front door will be available. The woolies sheepskin slippers will be back. Year-round items can be found throughout the bazaar as well, and there might be a yoyo at one of the toy or wood product booths.
What about X and Z? No one told me about an item in these two categories, but if you find and buy one, take it to the Bake Sale table and the ladies there will reward you with a free cookie.
Speaking of the Bake Sale — as you enter the lobby you will find all the delicious pies, cakes, pastries, cookies, breads and bars that await you. In the same location you will see the beautifully decorated baskets, three $50 money wreaths, and many other items that have been donated by merchants, Civic Club members, and bazaar participants. There will be over 40 items which you can win with your purchase of raffle tickets. They cost $1 each, or you may buy six tickets for $5. Tickets will be for sale throughout the day, and the winning tickets will be drawn at the close of the bazaar. You need not be present to win a raffle prize.
The Silent Auction items will be displayed in the gym near the Civic Club Cafe area. The antique rocking chair and the slippers you see on the Preview cover are only two of the many silent auction offerings. There are several fine art originals this year, including a large framed and matted piece by artist and former Pagosa resident Milton Lewis. There will be gift certificates, fine jewelry, knitted apparel, a Christmas table service, a beautiful stamp collection, and several “theme baskets.” The auction will begin at 9:00 and will close promptly at 1 p.m. so high bidders can be notified before the bazaar closes at 3.
The Cafe will be midway back on the east wall. You will be able to take a shopping break, sit down and relax with a famous “Dahrl Henly Brisket” sandwich, a variety of hot and cold beverages, and other food items. The cafe will be open at 9 a.m. with hot coffee to help you start your day.
As always, proceeds from this gala event are given to Ruby Sisson Library for special items that make the library more usable and enjoyable for the entire community. Please join the Civic Club ladies, your friends, and your neighbors for a truly enjoyable day. Remember, you will find three rooms as well as the lobby filled with merchandise to choose from.