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Holiday Bazaar in 5th year fundraising for Coronado band and orchestra Oct. 24-25

Some of the roughly 130 craft booths at the Coronado High Holiday Bazaar Oct. 24-25 will be set up outside in the commons area. This was a scene from the 2014 event.
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About 130 vendors/artisans will sell their wares Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25 at Coronado High School in the fifth annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for the band and orchestra programs.
       The school is at 1590 W. Filllmore St. The booths, selling holiday items and a range of other crafts, will be set up in the main gym, cafeteria and outside commons area. Also scheduled are a silent auction and Santa Claus in the cafeteria both days from 1 to 3 p.m.
       The times will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, as is the parking in the Coronado lot.
       The event founder/organizer is Brian Kohls, father of a 2013 Coronado graduate who also organizes events professionally. According to Kohls, the event has raised close to $30,000 for the band and orchestra in its first four years.
       Alan Combs, the Coronado band instructor, described the bazaar as "our biggest fundraiser on a yearly basis. We use the money to purchase music, instruments, equipment and other expenses that come up unexpectedly."
       The music students themselves typically assist with setting up and tearing down the booths and other aspects of the event set-up, Kohls pointed out.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 10/19/15, updated 10/20/15; Schools: Coronado High School)

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