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Season of Shopping

Several vendor fairs slated for Saturday

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Four craft and vendor shows will take place on Dec. 7 in Marshalltown and the surrounding area.

It promises to be a shopper’s paradise in Marshalltown and the surrounding area on Dec. 7 as no less than four craft and vendor shows all take place on that date.

At the Central Iowa Fair grounds, organizer Jodi Breniman said this year’s show will feature more than 50 vendors with merchandise for everyone on your Christmas list. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free parking, free admission and free hot apple cider.

“A new vendor to this year’s show will be the students from the Marshalltown High School greenhouse, who will bring approximately 100 freshly grown poinsettia plants to sell. Proceeds from those sales go to help the greenhouse project at MHS,” Breniman said.

In addition there will be Christmas décor; clothing, baked goods; jams; jewelry and much, much, more that Breniman said will make great Christmas gifts.

A concession stand will be open all day to satisfy visitor’s hunger.

“We sure hope people come out and get their Christmas gifts,” Breniman concluded.

Meanwhile at the Best Western Regency Inn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Holiday Bliss Spectacular Vendor and Craft show will be held in the Regency room.

Organized by Ashley Andersen and others from the Best Western, this is the first year they are organizing on their own. Andersen said they already have 36 vendors with a big variety of items for sale, everything form wood crafts, jewelry and several direct sales vendors such as Pink Zebra.

“Every vendor is donating a prize to be raffled off. And with every purchase made, the buyer will get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for raffle prizes,” Andersen said. “It is almost like a silent auction.”

At the Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center a Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their location in Fisher Community Center. For more information on this show contact Director April Long.

In Conrad, Oakview Nursing Home is holding its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. until noon. More than 15 vendors will offer things such as decorations, jar mixes and treats, crocheted items, and direct sales items such as Tupperware, Avon, Scentsy and Thirty-One.

A coffee bar will be available for a freewill donation, and a cup of soup-to-go (chicken noodle, cheese and chili) will be available for a small fee.