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Civic Club Bazaar is Saturday

The huge, 37th annual Civic Club Bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Ross Aragon Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t miss it!

There will certainly be something there for every personal taste, for gift giving and to fit everyone’s pocketbook.

The 72 booth spaces will be filled with a tremendous variety of items. The jewelers all have their unique styles and price ranges. Seamstresses, weavers, knitters, woodcrafters and metalcrafters have been busy getting items ready for you. Soaps, lotions and other personal care items can be found. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of items for your home such as antler art, weavings, candles, Tupperware and quilts. Dried herbs and mixes, salsas, jams and jellies will abound. Photographers and fine art painters have new items to present. Ethnic and international items, as well as almost anything you could want for the upcoming holiday seasons will be available.

As the bazaar gains popularity, every available space in the community center has been filled with booths.

From the raffle area in the lobby, venture a short distance down the hall to the Arts and Crafts Room (follow the arrows. The artists in this room are new to the bazaar this year and bring handcrafted items never seen here before.

The first door on your right as you enter the lobby leads to an area filled with booths — some of your traditional favorites are there, and there are some new artists in that room, as well.

As you move on into the gym, you will be greeted by your returning favorites. Not all of them are in the same spaces, but all of them will have new creations for you to choose from.

As always, the Civic Club ladies will have their specialty areas stocked for you. Your first stop inside the door can be the raffle and bake sale tables. There will be homemade baked goods for you to eat while you shop, take home for dinner, or freeze for the holidays. Get there quickly — these goodies often sell out before noon!

Club members, as well as many of the participating artists and crafters, have donated wonderful items for the raffle. There are gift baskets full of goodies. There is jewelry. There are fabric and fiber creations ... and more.

Three lucky ticket holders will be awarded the traditional $50 money wreaths. Raffle tickets will be available until 3 p.m. Tickets are $1 each or a booklet of six is $5.

By the time you have visited all or most of the booths you may be hungry or thirsty and have the desire to sit down and rest your feet. That is when you should head to the Civic Club Cafe in the gym to enjoy a traditional brisket sandwich, a hot or cold beverage, or other goodies.

While you are in this area, visit (and revisit!) the silent auction table. There are more than 20 silent auction items this year. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. so stake out your favorite items and keep an eye on your bids. You will not want to miss out on a treasure you have your heart set on.

Since 1907, literary and civic minded women of Pagosa Springs have been supporting our local library. For the last 37 years, the profits from the booth rentals, cafe, bake sale, raffle and, more recently, the silent auction, have been used by the Ruby Sisson Library staff to purchase items that go beyond the basic book-purchasing budget that is available. Since the recent remodel and addition to the library, this small but dedicated group of ladies has helped the staff update technology items, purchase blackout shades for the large front windows, buy shelving and furniture items, enhance the children’s and teen areas, and much more.

The club meets the third Thursday of most months at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. Interested visitors and new members are always welcome.

For more information about the group, call Jennifer at 731-5835.

We hope to see all of you at the bazaar on Saturday.

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