Tahlequah Holiday Bazaar set for community building

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/28/2011 01:58 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A Tahlequah Holiday Bazaar that will include an arts and crafts show and an “upscale” flea market is set 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 11 and 12 in the Tahlequah Community Building at 908 S. College.

Admission is free. Concessions along with more than 40 local artists and crafters will be a part of the bazaar, which will raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society in the memory of Melinda Ann Dickson.

Organizer Linda Jones said this is the first time for the event, and the idea for the event came to her last winter while attending an event in the community building.

“The thought occurred to me what a great location and building it was to have a big event for the holidays. They have indoor flea markets there all the time, but not big events that feature our local artists and crafters,” said Jones, who is a jewelry vendor. “I lost my daughter to lymphoma in 2002 and wanted to do an event in her memory to honor her and to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.”

Jones said she and her husband Bobby are using all the vendor setup fees to advertise the event. They are purchasing banners, buying radio advertising and placing notices in area newspapers and magazines.

By getting the word out and generating a good crowd, Jones said she hopes vendors will want to return for next year’s event.

While she is selling her jewelry, Jones said her husband would be coordinating the concessions, where they couple expects most of the money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

The booth fee for vendors is $30, which includes a 12 x 12 foot area, two eight-foot tables and two chairs. Electrical outlets will be available.

Contact Linda Jones at 918-694-3349 or 918-316-6518 for more information.

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