Optimist Bazaar Loses Tables To Weather

Some events were canceled or curtailed due to Saturday’s snowfall. Organizers of the Wolf Point Optimist Club Christmas Bazaar at the high school Dec. 1 were not deterred, but some of their participants didn’t show up.


“We had one group call and say they were in a ditch and weren’t going to make it,” said Karen Nelson, club vice president.
According to club secretary Gloria Sande, as many as 14 tables canceled or were unable to make the event due to road conditions.
Attendance was down, but there was a good crowd.
Sande estimated that funds raised totaled approximately $1,000 for the club with at least a few hundred shoppers perusing goods and gifts and buying cookies by the pound.
The club raises money to help children in the Wolf Point area when they have medical needs.
Cheryl’s Signature Jams owner Cheryl Solmonsen said her sales were affected.
“They weren’t half of what they were last year,” Solmonsen said. “We definitely missed out on any of the locals that would usually walk.”
Solmonsen suggested reminding readers that many vendors still have their goods available for sale out their homes or online.
“To me, anything is good,” she said. “But people can still find us.”
To contribute to the Optimist Club’s Childhood Cancer Fund, Help Fund, or one of their other projects and fundraising efforts, contact Donna K. Reum at 406-653-3081 or Karen Nelson at 406-653-1064.