Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 on Saturday was lined with vendors selling crafts, handbags, nutritional products and other wares during the inaugural Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar.

About 100 people turned out for the bazaar, which the Auxiliary hosted to raise funds for the activities and programs it supports.

“We deal with cancer aid and research as well as all the youth programs through the schools,” said Juanita Workman, Auxiliary president, adding that she believed the bazaar was a success. “I think it went very well to have been the first one.”

Susan Vazquez, a 30-year Auxiliary member, said she was impressed with the items the vendors presented but would have liked more community involvement. But she anticipates word will spread and participation will increase at future bazaars.

“It was a little slow,” she said. “But I think it will be a good deal, and it’s really good for the VFW Auxiliary, as far as the fundraiser.”

Auxiliary member Joyce Weideman said she was pleased with the bazaar and thought the turnout was good for the first year.

She displayed crafts like tissue boxes, bags and cardholders she sews in her free time.

“I usually make things for gifts for people, but I also sell them,” she said.

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