Cafeteria as well as gym for Coronado Holiday Bazaar
Continuing a tradition he started last year, Coronado High volunteer Brian Kohls is again organizing a fall Holiday Bazaar to raise money for the school's band and orchestra programs.
The weekend event Oct. 20-21 will be bigger than last year's, he said in a recent interview. Crafters and artisans will not only set up booths in the gym; they will also be in the cafeteria.
The times will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 20th and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 21st. Admission is free. The school, at 1590 W. Filllmore St., has a large parking lot, and the gym and cafeteria are among a set of school buildings west of it.
Kohls expects more than 120 vendors in all, compared with about 90 last year. Asked about the increase, he said he had “a good number of people who came back, and I'm getting calls from vendors who heard about it from others.”
There will also be a silent auction, featuring items from vendors and others donated by businesses.
There will be a broad range of vendor items, with people bringing wares from around the region and “a couple from Denver,” Kohls said.
Band and orchestra students will perform at times and also help shoppers carry their purchases to their cars.
In his first fundraising bazaar for band and orchestra last year, Kohls said he raised $6,800.
He has a daughter at Coronado, a senior, but she is not in band, he noted.
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