A ‘Bazaar’ affair


Staff writer

Trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone can be difficult, but at the CK Bazaar, it’s bound to happen.

From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ridgetop Junior High School, the Central Kitsap Parent Teacher Student Association is sponsoring a holiday bazaar.

“There will be 76 vendors there,” said Marilyn Jones, bazaar chairwoman. “It’ll be a great day to get your Christmas shopping done.”

Jones said among the vendor booths, there will be fresh green wreaths, handmade crafts, knitted items, jewelry and holiday ornaments.

“Our profits go toward the high school senior scholarship program,” she said, adding that the money also goes toward leadership training and various special programs.

The bazaar also will feature door prize packages for all of the vendors. Kids activities also will be available which include building gingerbread houses, creating necklaces and bracelets as well as Christmas cards. A silent auction, with nearly 100 items donated from vendors and local businesses, will be held until 3 p.m. when the winners are announced.

“I love to see the kids crafts and watching the kids make them,” Jones said. “And I love watching the student performances.”

There will be performances provided by local elementary school choirs, bands and orchestras as well as dance troupes from Jazz by Melissa. Refreshments also will be available for purchase.

The chairwoman of the event for the past 12 years, this is the last year Jones will be the head of the event because her son is graduating.

“This has been one of my fun things I do every year,” she added. “I’m sure I’ll be convinced to come back to help the day of the event, but it’s time to move on to something else.”

Taking over for Jones next year will be Monica Phillips, manager of the Silverdale Farmer’s Market. With full confidence in Phillips, Jones said they are working together this year so she’ll get the hang of it before next year.

“I have worked with Marilyn for years, she’s a wonderful person and she’s going to be very sorely missed,” Phillips said. “She’s been the heart of this bazaar for 13 years, she very much reaches out to the community.”

For more information about the CK bazaar, contact Jones at (360) 692-5749 or e-mail her at

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