For the past 40 years, the annual Dysart Holiday Market and Bazaar has been a successful event attracting shoppers and visitors from miles away. Each year, both the upper and lower levels of the Dysart Community Building are filled with arts and craft exhibits. The event not only attracts shoppers to the bazaar, but also increases potential business for many of the retail shops in Dysart.
The Women's Club has traditionally hosted this project but is not able to continue doing so. After many years of organizing and planning, not to mention making enough money to donate over $40,000 back into the community over the years, the Women's Club did not want to see this project dropped because it would be at a loss for the Dysart community.
The club approached the Dysart Development Corporation and asked them to take over the event, which is scheduled for November 10. Seeing the importance of the event, the D.D.C. gladly took the project on.
"The Dysart Development Corporation has guaranteed the Women's Club that we are going to make it happen and we are going to do it with the help of other organizations to make sure that it's going to happen. The Women's Club should be commended for their successful efforts with this project in the past," said Dwayne Luze, of the D.D.C.
The D.D.C plans on utilizing the help from local organizations and volunteers and is asking for your help. If there are any individuals who would like to volunteer, or organizations that would like to get involved, to keep this event a tradition in Dysart, please contact a D.D.C board member or submit a letter to the D.D.C. at P.O. Box 223, Dysart, IA 52224.