By Sharyn Cornelius
The parking lot at Oak Run School was full to overflowing on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 for the Oak Run Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Christmas Bazaar, and the steady stream of supporters continued all day long. Inside the school, the 15 arts and crafts vendors took full advantage of the new, large, community events room created by opening up the folding wall between the cafeteria and a former classroom.
As shoppers scrutinized the vendor tables filled with unusual and beautiful works of art, such as the “Rocknotes by Becky,” wind chimes made from obsidian needles, and the colorful, one-of-a-kind fused glass plates created by Ron and Connie of Second Time Tables, children tried their hands at making Christmas Cards at a table manned by Dave and Melissa Walters of the Oak Run Bible Church. Many shoppers placed bids on items in the Fire Company’s silent auction, while others gathered information from the various local organizations on hand to spread the word about their activities.
Event organizer Jan Henderson of the Fire Company Auxiliary said their main goals for the bazaar were to pull the community together, provide awareness of local organizations, and dispense information about fire prevention and emergency preparedness. “I believe we accomplished all of the above,” she said.
The Fire Company also made a little over $1,000 on its silent auction, table rentals and cinnamon roll sales, with the silent auction bringing in over $900. “We would like to thank all the wonderful vendors, the History Group, Library, 4H Club, Parent’s Club, Eighth Grade Class, Oak Run Bible Church, and all those who came out to support the