Greeting people as they walked toward the front doors of the school for this year’s holiday bazaar on November 26th was the delicious aroma of kettle corn popping from the big machines. The kettle corn was being sold just outside the entrance, and it seemed like no one was going in without first purchasing a bag. On the other side of the walkway, wood-working projects were being crafted and finished before our very eyes. Inside the doors were tables set up for buying raffle tickets, donating to the food bank, and an additional table for the giving tree. Gift wrap was also available for any item that was purchased and destined to be placed under the tree either at home or that of a friend’s.
Other items sold at the bazaar were varied, colorful, and full of holiday spirit. There was a huge assortment of foods, as well as many different kinds of jams and even pinecone fire-starting kits. Spread throughout the halls were multiple tables covered with all kinds of hand-made knit and crochet items, like mittens, gloves, hats and baby blankets. There were all kinds of ornaments decorated individually, stockings for fireplace mantels, and cute Santa Claus or snowman displays. Each booth had its own personality and the displays screamed Christmas. The three-foot tall wooden snowmen covered in tiny, twinkling lights (of course available for purchase) had a wintery charm about them. For those who like brightly colored, hand-blown glass sculptures, there was a nice selection of those as well. Jewelry tables were abundant and covered in beautiful pieces that were all one of a kind. Heritage’s own Mr. Berrigan and Mrs. Blessley had pieces for sale. Mr. Berrigan’s booth consisted of calendars and greeting cards of his northwest photography while Mrs. Blessley sold pottery pieces and CD’s of her harp music.
There was something for everyone at the holiday bazaar which helps pay for the senior’s drug and alcohol free graduation party.
The bazaar was a great way for the senior parents to earn money for the graduation party as it can get quite expensive, depending on the number of students. Having a graduation party for the senior class is a way to say ‘farewell’ to all those leaving us, and the holiday bazaar was a cheerful kick-off for the raising of funds for this end of the year event.