Senior Center Bazaar kept going in the dark

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Holiday glow in the hallway

Photos and story from Jon Ann Cruver

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, the second day of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center Holiday Bazaar opened at 10:00am after a very successful Friday.

At 10:21am: thunk! The power went off. It was off for the rest of the day. That didn't stop the shoppers from coming. They came with all forms of flashlights, ready to check out what they could find from the vendors, bake sale, rummage sale, Bargain Corner, Silent Auction and what was in the kitchen for lunch! 

Thimblebelle Quilters continued to sell raffle tickets
for their beautiful quilt

I-Phone flashlights were seen "walking the halls" along with plain old regular flashlights and lanterns; one woman came carrying her flashlight as she negotiated the halls with her walker. It was an amazing sight, sort of the lemonade from the power outage-lemon. People were shopping, chatting, laughing, eating lunch; just a general good feeling was felt throughout the lantern lit building.

Vendors Pat and Tami Hanson came prepared

And, to all of those shoppers, the vendors, and the volunteers working the event: thank you all for still coming and supporting our event. We took a hit, of course, but it still felt good to see people coming in and enjoying themselves, despite it all. This will be a Holiday Bazaar that will not be forgotten.


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