Story by Courtney Scoby, Staff writer
Picture this: a peaceful room set with tables bursting with unique, handcrafted items. Cheerful shoppers stopping to chat with each other or squeal in excitement over the birdhouse they just found that will be perfect for grandma.
Mountains of freshly baked goodies of all kinds. Prepackaged gift baskets stuffed with a collection of items donated from local businesses and crafted by local artisans.
The Humane Society of Calloway County will host a Bazaar and Bake Sale this Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Calloway County Public Library Community Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Society’s Bazaar and Bake Sale has always been one of the best in Murray. People look forward to it all year,” said Kathy Hodge, executive director of the Humane Society. “They create handcrafted items, bake and find attic treasures to donate.”
Proceeds from the bazaar go toward animal welfare programs through the Humane Society, such as Fixed for Life Spay/Neuter Assistance and Friends of the Shelter, according to an email sent out announcing the event earlier this week.
Some of the items for sale at the event include baked goods, homemade pet treats, ornaments, needlework, gift certificates, stuffed animals and ceramics. All of the items for sale were provided by individuals and businesses in the community.
“The generosity of our members and supporters make the bazaar a success,” Hodge said. “We depend completely on donors to provide wonderful things to sell.”
The Humane Society will also have its very own 2016 Pet Calendar for sale at the event for $10 each.
“Our calendar is a beautiful compilation of pet photographs submitted by our local friends and supporters,” Hodge said. “They make great stocking stuffers for family, friends, coworkers – anyone who loves animals.”
For those who are not interested in purchasing items at the bazaar but still want to help the animals, volunteers are needed for set up of the event as well as during the event. Set up is from 12-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 6. Individuals interested in volunteering for the event can contact the Humane Society at (270) 759-1884.