Holiday Bazaar attracts large crowd despite rainy weather

Thirty-two vendor booths, double the number as last year, filled the gymnasium at the De Soto Community Center for the second Holiday Bazaar. "I'm so pleased with how things are going this year and the positive feedback," said organizer Jennifer Marrs. "I think this is just what De Soto needed and I hope to keep doing it."

Thirty-two vendor booths, double the number as last year, filled the gymnasium at the De Soto Community Center for the second Holiday Bazaar. "I'm so pleased with how things are going this year and the positive feedback," said organizer Jennifer Marrs. "I think this is just what De Soto needed and I hope to keep doing it." by Laura Herring

The annual De Soto Holiday Bazaar and Mayor's Tree Lighting drew a large crowd Saturday, Dec. 3, despite rainy weather. With double the number of vendor booths and Santa Claus arriving on a fire engine, there was something for everyone at the event.

"Everyone's having a great time," said Jenny Whitehair, who brought her family to the event. "It's a great community activity and something fun to do on a rainy day."

Thirty-two vendor booths squeezed into the gymnasium, leaving just enough room to wander between them. Shoppers could buy everything from homemade dog biscuits and crocheted hats to handbags and jewelry.

"I'm so pleased with how things are going this year and the positive feedback," said organizer Jennifer Marrs. "I think this is just what De Soto needed and I hope to keep doing it."

Of course the bazaar was more than just holiday shopping. The De Soto Rotary Club served chili and homemade soup and Santa Claus arrived on a fire engine to greet the kids. More photos from the event can be viewed in this photogallery.

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