Skyline High School’s annual holiday bazaar will be held inside the Spartan Gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be around 60 vendors at the event, selling a variety of products such as clothing, art, holiday décor, food, gifts and jewelry.
All of the proceeds will help fund the Skyline girls and boys golf teams. They will use it to pay for equipment, bags, rain gear and senior night. The golf teams have been hosting the bazaar for the past few years, and most of the volunteers are members of the golf team and their families.
Some of the vendors include local artisans such as Honey Beads Jewelry and Crafts, which makes handcrafted and beaded products, and Binucho, which is known for their handcrafted natural soaps and soy candles. Patrons can also find Natural Home Accents’ botanical pottery and the Angelo Collection’s handcrafted wood products and restored vintage photos at the bazaar.
A long-standing tradition of the bazaar is their raffle. Every vendor donates approximately three dollars’ worth of goods for a collective gift basket, which is raffled off later in the day. The winner gets to experience a sample of products from all the vendors at the bazaar.
Unfortunately, the Skyline Booster Club was unable to have a bazaar last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that these vendors had not had an opportunity to sell at Skyline since 2019.
However, there is a possibility of an online bazaar in future years.
“Most of these vendors do have an Etsy store, so it’s definitely a potential idea. That would have been great for last year, but I think that we didn’t have that kind of organization,” said Jill Walls, the bazaar chair of the Skyline Booster Club.
Patrons will be required to wear masks due to Washington and King County’s COVID protocols. However, because this is a school event, attendees will not be required to show immunization cards upon entry.
Walls said the bazaar has become more critical for the vendors, because they have not been able to do many of these in the last two years.
“We’re really excited to have a ‘buy local’ event, and I think it will be really exciting for a lot of people to be able to do this again,” she said.