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October 18, 2013

Murr Community Center hosts first Fall Bazaar

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Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Shoppers take the opportunity to visit the first annual Fall Bazaar at Murr Community Center Oct. 12-13. Forty vendors displayed a variety of goods, many were hand made and holiday inspired.

Holiday shoppers started their gift lists a little earlier this year at the first Fall Bazaar held at Murr Community Center Oct. 12-13. Forty vendors were on hand selling goods that ranged from holiday arts and crafts to jewelry and other ladies accessories. Independent business consultants from companies such as Avon, Tupperware and Scentsy and small local businesses participated as well.

Kelly Cornelius, Murr Community Center recreation aide, hopes the Fall Bazaar will become an annual tradition for the facility. Not only was the event free admission to Fort Huachuca and off-post communities, it highlighted businesses within both locales.

“[The Fall Bazaar] brings the community together and gets the word out about small businesses,” Cornelius said.

Small businesses like BarbaraLyne’s, from Sierra Vista had an array of handbags, holiday stockings, flower arrangements and coffee mug gift sets for sale. Barbara Blankenship and daughter Lyne McFalls design and make the majority of what they sell. For McFalls, the event was an enjoyable experience.

From left, Todd Hamilton, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 572 member engages in conversation with Barbara Blankenship, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 572 ladies axillary member and owner of BarbaraLyne’s. Among the many small business owners and sales consultants at Murr Community Center’s Fall Bazaar, Military Order of the Purple Heart was one of the few organizations to have a table at the event.

“It’s so much fun to look at everybody else’s ideas,” McFalls said.

While a majority of vendors sold jewelry, winter hats, scarves and other knit or hand-sewn items, Cherlyn Christman and Samantha Estores, military dependents and consultants of It Works occupied the very first table of the bazaar with health products. Christman explained how they wanted to change lives with their products, which Estores explained are all natural. It Works offers supplements, body contouring and skin-care products.

One vendor who stood out during the Fall Bazaar was Frank Kelley and his business, Unique Glassware. Kelley creates glassware from recycled beer, liquor and wine bottles. This is done by cutting the bottle down, refinishing and repurposing each bottle into a drinking glass.

Kelley said he is looking for more customers and wants his glassware to become an ideal gift for holiday shoppers.

For more information on upcoming fall events at Murr Community Center, call 533.2404.




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