Holiday bazaar sets a charitable holiday mood

Elliot Hoffner and Grace Jorgensen


It’s officially the holiday season, and Evanston started festivities off early with its Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar, hosted annually by the Woman’s Club of Evanston, ran from Nov. 18-20 this year. The club is an organization that donates to local charities and hosts events that give back to the community. It features over 50 vendors who offer a variety of handmade goods, from carefully crafted desserts to pet attire, winter fashion, ceramics, and everything in between. 

“[I love] meeting all the people from Evanston and all the vendors. It’s been a great show,” said Dawn Hastings, a cookier at LouWeez Cookies

Photo by Emma Thomas

Shantia Aikens, a volunteer at the Woman’s Club, said her favorite thing about the bazaar was “knowing what we’re doing and how we’re helping others. That is my favorite thing about it.” 

Aikens also mentioned that there is a growing need for young people to attend their events. However, to be a member, you must be at least twenty-one years of age. 

The overall goal of The Holiday Bazaar is to fund local charities, such as the First Presbyterian and Second Baptist churches. The more people who come out to these events, the more they will be able to positively impact the community.