The 45th annual Holiday Market and Bazaar was held November 10 at the Dysart Community Building. Unseasonably warm temperatures drew out large crowds to the Holiday Market and Bazaar, the Holiday Mingle and Jingle on Main Street, and a vendor fair at the Thirsty Bulldog.
Earlier this year, there was a question as to whether the Bazaar would be able to continue after the Woman's Club resigned their organizational duties of the event. Not wanting to see the event come to an end after so many years, the Dysart Development Corporation took over the event.
"Maybe by next year somebody will step up to the plate and get involved. We didn't want to see it dropped and see the event die in our community so we took responsibility," said Dwayne Luze, president of the D.D.C. If anyone is interested in taking responsibility for organizing the event next year, contact Dwayne Luze for more information.
Russ Grimm (at left), owner of Where Two Corners Meet & Copper Beech Art Gallery, and Darren Winkowitsch, fine wine sales representatives with Dimitri Wine & Spirits, Inc. describe the variety of wines available for tasting. For more pictures of the Holiday Market and Bazaar, turn to page 2 of this issue of the Dysart Reporter!
Each year, the event draws vendors from all over Iowa. This year, over 40 vendors participated with goods including jewelry, baked goods, homemade soap, woodworking crafts and many other items. Each vendor donated a prize to be raffled off to raise money for the Union Scholarship Fund.
Shoppers also made their way to the Mingle and Jingle event sponsored by the Main Street shops. The shops were open for business and also included a wine tasting at Where Two Corners Meet & Copper Beech Art Gallery. Molly Weber also held a grand opening of her new photography studio, Molly Weber Creative.