Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Papoose Club ignites holiday shopping

Annual bazaar has gifts, crafts and raffles

Express Staff Writer

Finding special gifts for family and friends is a joyous experience for those attending the annual Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar. This year, the bazaar will celebrate 19 years and will feature new artists and lots of fun and free kids' activities. Also, attendees can enjoy live holiday music and caroling while shopping.

The shopping extravaganza will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hemingway Elementary School, 111 Eighth St. in Ketchum.

More than 50 vendors from all over the West will show fine art, hand-blown fused glass, photography, ceramic tableware and vases, clothing, jewelry, elaborate gingerbread houses, fresh wreaths and holiday home design items.

The Soup Cafe will sell homemade soups to eat there or take home and the Papoose Club will sell homemade holiday cookies. The annual raffle includes over $9,000 in prizes from local businesses, including a grand prize from Sun Valley Co., which is a 2009-10 adult season ski pass valued at $1,999.

Tickets can be purchased from Papoose Club members or at the bazaar prior to the raffle drawing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Regular raffle tickets are $2 each or 12 for $20. A super discount for raffle tickets is 36 tickets for $50. Grand prize tickets are $5 and grand prize discount tickets are six for $25.

In addition to shopping, the bazaar will have children's activities. Bella Cosa Studio will help children paint ornaments for free on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 12-5 p.m. The Wood River Arts Alliance will host kids' Christmas art projects and the Papoose Club will sell take-and-make Christmas craft kits, including a personalized magnet kit, homemade soap kit and a cinnamon dough ornament kit. Santa Claus will make an appearance on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.

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