Posted by Carol Visger on Dec 18, 2021
Dear Members,
Oh my gosh by golly it's almost Christmas!
The elves have been busy at Bizarre Bazaar and many new customers have found our store. Some Canadian friends are starting to appear. Old customers and new who have heard we are "The Place To Shop" in Sandpoint.
A "Thank You" article to the Bizarre Bazaar volunteers and the community was featured in the "Kudos" section of The Bonner County Daily Bee, November 20, 2021. If you get a chance check it out.
Watch for an article submitted to The Sandpoint Reader highlighting Sherry Fulton and the Senior Giving team. They are featured delivering gifts that our members donated to be given to those individuals who receive “Meals on Wheels" from the Senior Center.
In closing, please find the obituary for Diane Arrants. She was a tireless Community Assistance League supporter not only as a store manager but in every aspect of our organization. But most of all -  she was our friend. An album of Diane through the years she was a member of CAL is available here. (members only).
Diane Elizabeth Arrants passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 25, 2021, after a short illness surrounded by her family and beloved animals. She was a devoted wife, sister, cousin, friend and pet lover.

Diane is survived by Harley, her husband of 30 years; her sister, Nancy Rich; her niece, Suzie Cottle-Gavalla; and her cousins, Bill Mitzian, Carl Babiar, Tina Katzenberger, Sonia Grab, Paul Ricciardi, and Chris Ricciardi and their families.

Navy in 1971, then settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1976 where she was a traffic engineer for the city of Cupertino, California, until she retired. She then moved to Naples, Idaho, with her husband in 2006.

Diane joined the Community Assistance League in Sandpoint in 2008, becoming co-manager at Bizarre Bazaar in 2016. She was devoted to CAL and considered all the members her friends. She was a long-time member of the Women Honoring Women committee and a Weight Watchers leader for several years.

Donations can be made to Community Assistance League in Diane's name.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Carol Visger