Senior Center holds bazaar

Senior Center holds bazaar

Senior Center holds bazaar

The George Schwinn Senior Center held its annual bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 18. All the money raised from the event will help support the senior citizens of Battle Mountain.

The bazaar kicked off at 9 a.m. and offered a verity of treats, crafts and free hot chili on a cold day. The bazaar had seven local vendors, with some participants selling  baked goods, while others created unique items that can only found at bazaars and craft fairs.

“I made these gourds, I decorated and grew them myself. They are usually a favorite item. The money we raise from the bazaar will go back into the senior center. We also try and help someone in need during December,” stated Senior Center member Helen Thompson. “Some of the seniors here made some wooden snowflakes, and we only have three left. They have been the hot item this year.”

Thompson mentioned the senior center would also use some of the money to plan a trip for the senior citizens in the county sometime next year. One baked goods section put on by Robin York and Tana Pierce had four tables full of treats from cookies, candies and many different craft items.

Free hot chili and coffee were offered throughout the event, although the chili did not last too long.

The event continued from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with patrons coming in and out on a regular basis. The senior center regularly participates in craft fairs and bake sales around town but appeared right at home in their own building for the event.

 The bazaar is an annual event, held in Nov. every year and will continue to support the senior citizens of Lander County.