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Holiday Bazaar is getting closer; get ready to find that perfect gift

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By Maryellen Garrison

The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words: holiday shopping. No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men (and women). The 19th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building on U.S. 421. You will enjoy more than 30 booths just brimming with unique and creative gifts that will make you a hit with anyone on your list.
You can shop until you drop and then stop by the Senior Citizens’ lunch counter sponsored by the Tri-County Community Action Agency. They will revive your energy with their delicious soups, sandwiches and desserts.

It is a win-win situationwhen you realize that you can do your shopping without the madhouse of a mall parking lot or the whopping expense of gas and help support our local economy, encourage our local artists and craftspeople, and find that unique one-of-a-kind gift. So mark your calendars and plan to attend this communitywide event.

If you can’t find a gift from this listing of booths it probably doesn’t exist. Currently those renting booths include: Debbi Hargrove (hand painted items), Christopher Burnette (customized farm toys), Charlie Sevier (soy candles, plastic needlepoint), Pam Coombs (scarves, hats, capes, purses, blankets, violets), Jeanne Simpson (quilt panel vests and jackets), Edith Tennill (handmade crafts), Marsha Ellis (painted decorative art and sourdough bread), Marta Thompson (silver and glass jewelry, seedbead flowers, Christmas spider ornaments), Mary Ann Holmes(wool, mohair, goatmilk soap/lotion and sheep related crafts), Paula Shields (knitted slippers, scarves, jewelry, dog collars and leashes), Neal Morris (wood and stone turning, carving bowls and vases), Paul Tokosh (jams/fried apple pies/dried apples/apples), Jennifer Nolte (hand painted bowls, salad tongs, book marks gourmet line of barbecue sauce), Annette Browning (alpaca yarn, hats, scarves), Denise Coonley (Alpaca products, knitted items, felted soaps), Henry County Art and Craft Guild (Art Raffle), Karen and Bruce Nethery (woodworking Christmas Décor), Rodney Beck (wildlife and nature photos professionally matted from Kentucky and Beyond), Saundra Smith (painted gourds/jewelry purses/crafts), Sharon Silvers (paintings/painted furniture/ ornaments), Malissa Beatty (paintings/Santa dolls, painted tables and horns), Darrell & Pam Moore (stained glass, turned wood, scroll saw items), Annemarie Beach (Lia Sophia Jewelry), Ann Marie Scott (handmade and southwest American indian jewelry); Karen Shannon (needle felted pins and ornaments), Earl Fortner (leather belts, wallets, purses, knife cases, sheaths, cell phone cases), Betty Coen (pumpkin rolls), Linda Noel (painted & knitted items), Second Wind Dreams (with some dreams you can grant!), and the Town and Country Homemakers with their chances on theme baskets for the Teddy Bear Tree. And outside we have Carroll Pyles (with his wide variety of pork rinds), Dottie Hay and Charles Ward.

So go ahead and mark your calendars now and so you won’t forget to attend.

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