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Bazaar featured local creativity

Nov. 24 was designated national Support Small Business Saturday, and Thurman residents and vendors accomplished this objective in style at the annual Thurman Christmas Bazaar.

There was a troop of Brownie Girl Scouts selling handmade Christmas decorations made from recycled baby food jars, also homemade brownies and cookies — all at reasonable prices.

Wini Martin of Martin’s Lumber had a display of beautiful handcrafted jewelry, made from recycled paper. Wini was also making some of her lovely jewelry on site, giving the youngster and shoppers a lesson in how she makes them, from start to finish.

Mary Kenyon brought along her handmade wares, consisting of pot holders, dish towels, and fleece blankets, all at incredibly reasonable prices.

Donna Wormwood of Adirondack Rustic Miniatures had her collection of handmade doll house furniture, crafted with natural materials. No two pieces are identical, and they show off Wormwood’s remarkable creativity and her appreciation of nature. Some of Donna’s work is a featured in the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.

The Christmas Bazaar also included tables of baked goods, maple products from Adirondack Gold, incredibly cute handmade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and embroidered pillow cases.

Cheryl Kenyon organized this event and reported that it was a very good year, with nearly 150 shoppers showing up in spurts throughout the day.

A big Thank You goes out to Susan Jennings, Cheryl Kenyon, Jordan Lamphier, Michelle Gillingham, Jamie Ross and her two grandchildren for not only organizing this event, but for their hard work in cleaning up after as well. A sum of $120 was raised for the Christmas Baskets that will be delivered to shut-ins in Thurman.

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Christmas Baskets will be assembled Dec. 8 beginning at 9 a.m., and the charity’s organizers still need donations of baked goods or anything that would go with the theme of Christmas. Folks may drop off donations at the Town Hall on Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cheryl Kenyon and Paula Hubert are still looking for volunteers to help put these baskets together and to deliver them once completed. To help with this annual tradition, call Cheryl at 623-9718.

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