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Cornell Fall Bazaar debuts on new day

The annual Cornell Fall Bazaar is taking a different turn this year, as it now falls on Saturday, Oct. 26. With the event, the Cornell High School gym and commons area will be filled with vendors, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Cornell Graduation Lock-In and the Cornell Fire Department Auxiliary, proceeds from the festivities will benefit both groups. The lock-in will receive funds from booth rentals and the door prize raffles for the senior lock-in night June 5, 2020.

On their side of things, the auxiliary keeps the proceeds from their food concessions of a hot meal, with desserts and beverages. Funds collected go for various projects and equipment needs of the Cornell Area Fire Department.

Senior students will be on hand to assist vendors, by carrying items in and out of the gym, beginning at 7 a.m. that morning, and end at 2:30 p.m.

The students will also provide a raffle for craft items, most of which have been donated by vendors. The annual bazaar is the biggest lock-in fundraising event of the year, for the group.

“There is no admission fee for the bazaar,” said organizer Glenda Rablin, “and, as always, both sponsoring groups are working hard to bring a quality event to the area.”

Dozens of exhibitors will be on hand, with tried and true old-timers, as well as a variety of new vendors this year. Available for purchase, are an array of arts and crafts, including Grandma Dottie’s Dips, honey, wood and tin signs, hand-painted items, scrubbers, scarves, doll clothes, quilts, rugs, pillows, country crafts, silk floral, Paparazzi jewelry, home-made soaps, baby items, holiday items, Scentsy candles, Thirty-One, Norwex, Tupperware and more.

“Everyone is invited to come out, have lunch, get a jumpstart on that holiday shopping, while enjoying a fall afternoon, filled with arts and crafts,” said Rablin. “Don’t worry, you won’t miss any football, for it’s on a Saturday.”

Spaces are still available for vendors who wish to sell their crafts/products, and can be reserved by calling Rablin, at 715-239-0786, or emailing glenda.rablin@gmail. com.