Arcanum Historical Society to host annual bazaar


ARCANUM – It’s time to mark your calendar for the annual Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Christmas Bazaar.

Location of the Bazaar is 128 West George Street in Arcanum in the Historical Building. This year’s event will begin with festive luminaires lite on Friday, Nov. 27 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. for the Opening Night Sale, the Bazaar continues again on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. until closing at 5:30 p.m.

To improve service to shoppers this year, on Friday evening four checkout lines will be in operation with two of checkout in the back room with easy exit only for customers and two checkout lanes in the front with front entry and exit to the Bazaar, the society will continue good checkout service on Saturday as well. As always, the bazaar is stocked with one-of-a-kind items at the lowest prices of the season. Important to note that Saturday only will feature the Bits ‘N’ Pieces’ Free Room containing decorating odds and ends for the crafty shopper wanting to make their own Christmas decorations and handiwork.

The society is excited to announce the expansion of Beck’s Boutique into two rooms with a wide assortment of sizes from petite to 1X in never seen before unique to glittery tops and accessories galore including jewelry, scarves and purses for the shoppers’ pleasure. The boutique is every woman’s secret place for shopping and looking well dressed for the holidays.

Behind the boutique rooms, find Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen Bake Shoppe with an ample selection of homemade cakes, cookies, homemade candies and more ready for your table now or freeze for the holidays.

In the large meeting room find a “Forest of Trees” of all sizes and varieties from glittery to natural, plus wreaths, swags, garlands sleighs and hundreds of small decorative items including that dish, candle, ceramic piece and unusual ornament needed for every home. Each year, the Bazaar brings out new items and this year is no exception, look for mini easel Christmas art, new large wooden snowmen, whimsical wooden stars, and lighted wooden trees. In addition a department of Autumn Décor will be available for stocking ahead in your storage for next year’s fall season.

A door prize will be given on Friday night and one on Saturday, all shoppers will be eligible; no purchase necessary nor need to be present to win. A 50-50 raffle and in-house raffle will be held during the entire Bazaar, tickets will be $5 each and in-house raffle will be six for $5. Winners of the 50-50 and In-House raffles will be drawn at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.

“As always, the Historical Society guarantees the price of every item offered to be the lowest price of the Christmas Season and each item is one-of-a-kind and a treasure. Christmas shopping starts on the front porch of the historical building and continues inside and into each and every room. Come and enjoy browsing and getting into the Christmas spirit,” said organizers.

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