Kiwanis Beachcomber Bazaar bringing a bonanza of booty

The 17th annual Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcomber Bazaar will take place on July 10.

Peruse the racks, examine the booths and make sure to check the sales bin at the 17th annual Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcomber Bazaar on July 10.

The club raises anywhere from $2,800-$3,800 in vendor booth fees and sales during the event, said Kiwanis member Harry Turner.

That money is put towards supporting Oak Harbor kids through scholarships, free dictionaries and donations to school clubs, among other local causes.

There are about 30 vendors signed up so far and there is plenty of room for more, Turner said. Interested vendors can find out more on under the “events” tab. The Kiwanis will operate a booth that has general garage sale items.

Turner said the event is usually popular with military spouses who may be selling items as consultants for other companies. The offerings can run the gamut from jewelry to canoes.

“We really don’t know what it’s going to be until we get everything,” Turner said.

Those interested in searching for garage sale treasure can go to the event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 10 at the field in front of North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor.

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