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Hopewell has 10th annual bazaar

| November 21, 2012

Jim Williams and Fred Williams stand with their custom-made bird houses at the Hopewell bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17. These bird houses are made from Little Golden Books, which were collected by their father, Max Williams, who is now deceased. The bird houses are made in his memory. For more information about the bird houses, visit their Facebook Page at ‘Golden Memories Community Page’. Remember to shop local this holiday season.

COSHOCTON – At least 50 vendors from around the state of Ohio filled the halls and classrooms of Hopewell Schools as they hosted their 10th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17. Vendors from as far away as Columbus came to sell their products at this annual event.

All the monies raised through vendor fees went to the Hopewell PTO.

“They help with school events, field trips, and class activities,” said Jennie Warden, administrative assistant. “Our staff is so great.”

According to Warden, when the bazaar first started 10 years ago, Hopewell staff would have to advertise to generate enough vendors. As the years went by, vendors started voluntarily phoning in to see if there was still a spot left for them to participate.

Throughout the bazaar, the halls were filled with shoppers eager to find that one unique gift for the holidays.

“We couldn’t do it without the people who come to support the vendors,” said Warden. “We are very appreciative of our vendors and shoppers that support us.”

One of those local vendors from Coshocton was Jim and Fred Williams, who were selling custom-made bird houses. These bird houses were very unique in that they were hand-made from Little Golden Books and Disney Books.

Jim and Fred had the idea to make these bird houses in memory of their father, Max Williams, who collected Little Golden Books. The bird houses are made from scratch and each of the four sides include a page from the book. They are to be used as indoor decorations only. For more information, see their ‘Golden Memories Community Page’ on Facebook.

More than 25 volunteers helped out at the concession stand, grilling sirloin burgers, purchased from Collin’s Meat Market, hot dogs, chili, chips, pop, and water. All food donations were made by the staff.

“Whatever we make moneywise will go to the PTO,” said Tara Kehl who has been running the concession stand for three years. “Kids go on field trips with that money or it’s used to buy new equipment.”

The Hopewell bazaar is always the third Saturday in November and continues to be a huge success each year.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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