November 23, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654
Tuality Healthcare’s’ annual holiday bazaar was a rousing success, according to event organizer Betty Alexander. The two-day event, held Nov. 11 and 12, is a fundraiser for the Tuality Healthcare Foundation scholarship fund.
The bazaar attracted a record 62 vendors who sold a wide variety of handmade goods – from pot holders to soap, intricate wooden bowls to hand knitted items. The event is held in the auditorium and atrium of the Tuality Health Education Center. There were so many vendors and customers that event organizers had to open two education center classrooms to handle the overflow.
“We had a real good turnout on Friday,” said Alexander, the driving force behind the event. She said nearly all of the venders made money this year and predicted the popular event would fill the auditorium, atrium and all class spaces within two years. Aisles and walkways were jammed for much of the show’s two-day run.
Two new attractions added spice to the event. Santa Claus was on hand to greet children. And, a new partnership with Lucky-to-Serve, a local nonprofit, collected new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Hillsboro School District.