November 22, 2001

Epsilon Iota Chapter Set For 20th Annual Christmas Bazaar

The 20th annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi of Memphis will be held Saturday, December 1st at the Scotland County R-1 High School, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with free admission.

The Beta Christmas Bazaar is one of the Tri-State's largest gift shows, with more than 140 tables of craft and gift exhibits from around the area. There are over 16 new exhibitors this year. Some of the items available are Discovery Toys, Pepsi Toys/Sweatshirts, Stanley Home Products, Tupperware, Enesco Figurines, Jafra Cosmetics, Watkins Products, Pampered Chef, jewelry, sweatshirts, coats, wreaths/swags, kettle corn, driftwood tables, Christmas decorations, bath soaps, Japanese gifts, beads, etc., candles, sun catchers, soft sculptures, rugs, wood crafts, ceramics, no-tie shoelaces, snowmen, pet supplies, bird feeders, metal garden art, lady bug rocks, decorated eggs, books, doll clothes, crocheted/quilted items, MagiCatcher, baked items/candy, placemats, table coverings, baseball cards, antique/Victorian items, nature crafts and numerous gift ideas.

A food stand will be available all day. They will be serving doughnuts and coffee in the morning with lunch consisting of hot dogs, chilidogs, chili, ham sandwiches, chips, pie, cake and a variety of drinks.

Santa will be present from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a babysitting service will be provided again this year by the FBLA. There will be a fee charged for these two services.

Proceeds from the bazaar go for community betterment. One hundred dollars was given to Tisha Kice, a local student at the school of dentistry in Kansas City, to travel to Venezuela to help with dental care for the underprivileged; $350 as service projects for helping people in the community; Scotland County Care Center $25 for birthday party; co-sponsored boys senior breakfast $175; sponsored spelling bee and gave a dictionary to the all school winner, elementary and second grade winner; $2000 to Rex Plex; donated and helped toward benefit for Meeks family; four scholarships, $300 each, Lane Campbell, Emily Kittle, Josh Shelley and Mitch Walker; $300 for Dollywood Foundation Imagination Library; $150 for Relay For Life; door decorations for November for Scotland County Care Center; blood mobile food; $100 to police department for Christmas items; $50 donation to St. John's Thanksgiving dinner; $50 to Salvation Army; and will soon be getting Christmas baskets ready to deliver.

There will be a ballgame on Friday evening this year, so setup will be on Saturday morning with doors open at 7:00 a.m.

Don't forget to also shop at local businesses while in town for the bazaar. For more information call 465-2668, 465-2496 or 465-7709.

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