Posted by Cherie Warber on Oct 20, 2018



Dear Volunteers,

The soft mists rising from the lake and gentling the evergreen forest was an incredible vision to wake up to this morning. It reminds me of the rain forests on the Washington coast, in contrast to the mile-high stark beauty of Northern Arizona (where we moved from). I truly appreciate the beauty of the Inland Northwest and am so happy to live here.

Another great thing about this area is the charm of Bizarre Bazaar. Every day I walk into our little shop, I am amazed what a community of volunteers (and a community of generous donors) can create. Bizarre Bazaar is looking fabulous, thanks to much appreciated time you volunteers dedicate. Thank you!

The wonderful donations that continue to arrive at our doorstep is amazing. Because we are so blessed, we also have the opportunity to pick the best of the lot. Sorters, you start the process by being ruthless in your determination of what we keep. Those who clean, iron or steam have the next opportunity and pricers get the last say before the item hits the floor. Being “picky” is a good thing! It helps polish our reputation for quality merchandise.

We need help, though, to keep the wheels rolling! Volunteering at the shop is one way to help, but there are other, behind the scenes ways you can donate your time.

Team Move Your Treasures is looking for additional members. This is your opportunity to “get down and dirty” and help with pickup of donations. Dixie Stansell and Judy Bourassa have been the backbone of this group but are retiring. If you are interested in helping, contact Judy Dabrowski (208-290-5314).
Go Away Team needs helpers as well. These are the folks who magically make the items we can’t use disappear out the back door. Check with Diane or Cherie for more information.
Christmas Pricers needed! Obviously, this is a seasonal opportunity. We will start decorating with Christmas items on Sunday, November 11th and have two rooms full of Christmas decorations. Rose Chaney can use your help, so please call her at 208-290-1834 for more information.


Which brings us to a most wonderful event – the grand Christmas transformation at Bizarre Bazaar! Calling all elves to help turn Bizarre Bazaar into a magical Christmas wonderland! This year the magic will happen on Sunday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon. Come when you can and bring a treat to share for the potluck. It’s a lot of fun, a time to create and a time to visit and have fun with your fellow volunteers.

Last, but definitely not least will be the “After Hours Christmas Party” at Bizarre Bazaar on Friday, November 16th at 4:01 p.m. This mixer is our thank you to all of you who share your time with us. Feel free to bring your spouse, significant other, friend, daughter or son to wander the store, visit, shop. We look forward to seeing you there.

Without all of you who volunteer, Bizarre Bazaar would not be the lovely shop it is. Both Diane and I thank you for all you do.

Please don’t forget to sign up with our new, nifty on-line calendar! It’s easy, but if you need help, contact either a team leader or our Volunteer Coordinator, Marnie Easly at 970-596-6242. Thank you. This link will take you directly to the webpage to sign up for a shift.

In appreciation for all you do,
Diane and Cherie