This is the 19th year that Tami has hosted a fabulous Holiday Bazaar and Toy/Pet Food Drive at Muddy Paws Cheesecake.
Tami has a very generous heart and obviously loves animals. So I was happy to see her event space packed with people tonight as they sampled cheesecake, listened to live music, donated food and toys, and browsed local, handmade and socially aware products for their holiday shopping.
I was very glad to see Tomforkery was there again this year, he is an artist with such a fabulous product! Howlin Wolf Creations had some lovely Native American and wildlife themed gifts. There was a table of gifts made by Industries, Incorporated. I absolutely love this business which helps adults with disabilities find work. I highly suggest you check out their website! There was also a booth at the event for Bride to Be Consignment…what a great idea! After their wedding, brides can sell their centerpieces, gowns, linens, basically anything and get a bit of a return on their investment. And for the savvy shopper, you can score real deals at this shop. Another wedding vendor, The Traveling Photo Booth, provided entertainment for the guests.
Gifts got edible at the Barkleys Bistro booth. All of their dog treats are hand made and locally sourced. My favorite booth every year is the Heath Glen’s Kitchen display. Each jar of Dorothy’s creations are so delicious! And I love her flavor combinations. Be sure to go on her website and find where you can purchase her “farm-to-jar food”.
In a world of big box black Friday shopping, this Bazaar was the refreshing opposite. Businesses that not only create their own goods, but that support their local community while doing so. Shop small this season and support your local businesses. Thank you to Tami, for hosting such a great event every year!