November 14, 2009 7:02:00 PM
Mississippi State University welcomes the holiday season with a two-day arts and crafts fair Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on campus.
More than 100 vendors from across the South will be on hand to display and sell a wide variety of products at the Holiday Bazaar. Everyday items as well as holiday gifts will be available, including jewelry, pottery, ornaments, candles and monogrammed items.
Now in its 37th year, the Holiday Bazaar is an MSU tradition, attracting customers from all over north Mississippi. "The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is excited to be continuing the tradition of the MSU Holiday Bazaar," says Holiday Bazaar Director Samantha Musil. "The student members of CAB know there is something special about being part of an event that''s been taking place for 37 years. The Holiday Bazaar began long before any of them were students here and will continue long after they graduate. They believe strongly in continuing and building upon the tradition."
Even though the Holiday Bazaar is steeped in tradition, it continues to grow and change. While the basic concept of the event remains the same, to provide vendors and customers an outlet to connect and celebrate the holiday season, no two years are the same.
"We are continuously attracting new vendors, so customers won''t find the same products every year," commented Jared Hight, graduate assistant for CAB and co-director of the bazaar. "Even returning vendors will change out some of their items, so there will always be new and interesting items to choose from."
The event is free to the public. Visitors are encouraged to park their vehicles in lots conveniently located between the Sanderson Center and Humphrey Coliseum. For more information, visit the CAB website at www.msstate.edu/org/cab, or call 662-325-2930.