Saturday, November 2, 2013

Holiday Bazaar Features a Variety of Local Artists and Vendors

Joanne Vest sells an array of bags, purses, and wallets at the Holiday Bazaar
A variety of local artists and vendors displayed their wares at a Holiday Bazaar at the Augusta High School on Saturday, November 2. Shoppers could find everything from jewelry to cleaning products to knitted scarves as they browsed through a wide array of products. Along the way, they could also make donations to the Augusta Public Library and to a fund that helps breast cancer patients. They could also purchase a delectable array of baked goods from students who were raising money for FCCLA. It was a great way to support local businesses and organizations while getting some Christmas shopping done in the process.
Artists and vendors who participated in the Holiday Bazaar were: Ken Dunlap of Ken's Scrollsaw Creations; Karen Luedtke of Karen's Unique Collectibles; Kris Crowe of Out of My Gourd Creations; Marty Rugotzke, Jean Peissig, and Mary Hoferman selling a variety of homemade fleece , quilt, and glass products; Emily Patton selling Scentsy products; Mary LaRose and her niece selling homemade jewelry and raising funds for breast cancer patients; Andrea of Designs by Andrea selling homemade jewelry; Kelly (Beenken) Austad selling Mary Kay products; Judy Dorf of Jazzy Jewels selling original jewelry creations; Jeannie and Mark Hofer selling goat milk products, homemade jewelry, and taking appointments for Healing Hands Reflexology; Judy Huettel selling Norwex cleaning products; Jean Roles selling a variety of knit products; Pat Gabler of Whispering Winds Art Gallery; Joanne Vest selling a variety of bags, purses, and wallets; Sugi Nelsen selling an array of quilted products; Berogin Nelson of Berogi's Paracord with her husband Chris of Portraits by Chris; Amanda Johnson selling Jamberry nail products; and Pam Baader of Decorations to Go. Karen Winter-Norris provided information about the Friends of the Library organization and took donations for it. Megan Palomaki and Taylor Opperman sold baked goods on behalf of FCCLA.  

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