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Beachcombers Bazaar set to feature over 40 vendors this weekend
With temperatures expected to reach the low 80s in Oak Harbor this weekend, organizers of the Beachcombers Bazaar are feeling good about a decision in recent years to move the event deeper into the summer calendar.
The 11th annual Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Windjammer Park, making it the second year in a row event has taken place in July rather than in June.
Rain has put a damper on past June events."It had been in June a number of years," said Harry Turner, event coordinator. "We said, 'Let's move it to July to see if the weather is better.'"
Described by organizers as the "ultimate antique, craft and yard sale," the Beachcombers Bazaar will feature booths representing 47 vendors, including three food businesses. Other than used items found at a typical garage sale, many vendors sell new items, including candles, crafts and beauty products.
Turner, a retired dentist, said the event raises money to support Kiwanis Club activities for children in Oak Harbor. The Kiwanis Club sponsors several programs that benefit clubs from Oak Harbor schools, including Key Club at Oak Harbor High School.
The setup for the Beachcombers Bazaar will stretch from the recreational vehicle park to the gazebo and generally follow the asphalt paths.