By Gayle Best
The Holiday Bazaar tradition continues: This longstanding Lake Quivira event sponsored by Garden Club is set for November 22 , 1p.m. to 8 p.m. and November 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Please invite your family and friends. The Bazaar is situated on two floors of our Clubhouse, with about 50 local vendors representing boutique home decor, jewelry, clothing/accessories, toys, gifts, pet items and more. Visitors can enhance their shopping experience by enjoying the chit/ cash/credit card bar in the ballroom, as well as the main dining facilities or a buffet casual lunch in the lower level. Friday evening we will have music in the Dining/Bar area.
Champagne Luncheon: Garden Club is sponsoring a ladies’ holiday luncheon on both days of the bazaar for members and their guests. This year our theme is Lake Quivira’s “Spectacular” Champagne Luncheon. The theme is based on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show starring the Rockettes and will feature a menu from a renowned New York City restaurant. You will be met at the door with champagne and festive holiday decorations, followed by the fabulous lunch. Call the Clubhouse now at 913-631-4821 to make your reservations. Always a sell-out! Lunch will be from 11:45 to 1:15 both days.
Bake Sale: Our giant Bake Sale is renowned! This also is a long-standing tradition and features delicious homemade baked goods all prepared by our Lake Quivira bakers. Our Bake Sale team will be reaching out to volunteers to bake items for sale. We sell goodies such as cookies, cakes, pies, fudge, cinnamon rolls, along with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Wine Pull: Our wine pull was introduced last year and was a huge success. Pay $20 and select your bottle from festively wrapped packages. Wine values range from $20 to over $100. Also at this booth, bid on a dinner for 8 to 10 at your home put on by our Executive Chef Michael.
Raffle: Be sure and visit the Garden Club Raffle Booth for a chance to win one of our donated prizes. Each year we have a great selection of donated items covering coveted tickets to high profile sport events, concerts, cash and a number of other items. We are in the process of putting together the great selection of donated prizes.
Something for the Guys: We will again be encouraging the guys and kiddos to come anytime, but especially Saturday morning to shop for Mom. Guys will get a complimentary Bloody Mary Saturday morning!
Volunteers: Besides needing lots and lots of people to bake for our Bake Sale, our Committee Chairs will soon be gathering volunteers personally or via Sign up Genius to work shifts for the following: Raffle, Bake Sale, Wine Pull, Front Door, Tablecloth Installers, Greeters, Sales Cashiers/Runners/Recorders, Vendor set-up and take-down. Links for volunteering via Sign up Genius will be posted in the weekly LQ e-news and the lqgardenclub facebook page.
Questions? Contact Holiday Bazaar Chair Gayle Best at GayleMBest@gmail.com or 913-481-6269. Visit our holiday bazaar facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lakequiviraholidaybazaar/
Help us get the word out by sharing our Holiday Bazaar facebook page with your friends/followers. If you don’t know how to do this, follow these instructions:
Via phone: Go to page Lake Quivira Holiday Bazaar. Scroll down to “invite friends to like this page. Click “invite friends” and select the folks to invite to follow our page.
Via computer: Go to our holiday bazaar facebook page address. Scroll down to “community.” Click “invite friends” and select the folks to invite to our page.
By Gayle Best