MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted a Holiday Bazaar on Friday Dec. 3, and on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Church of the Nazarene gymnasium.
There were many local vendors selling clothing, jewelry, personalized mugs, soaps and body lotions, various baked goods, and much more.
Monte Vista Chamber Manager Brenna Rivale was all smiles over the turnout.
“We’ve had a great turn out,” she stated, “with a steady flow of people all over the Bazaar. We have been planning this for some time, and I am really happy that everything turned out so great.”
Vendor Mary Flynn was at the event, selling natural plant oil soaps.
“I am very happy to be here today,” Flynn said. “I lived in Texas for a while, but I came back to the Valley where it is safe. I am retired, and I do this for fun, I sell these soaps. I have also made many lap robes for paralyzed veterans, I do that every year, and I have ever since I lost my husband.”
Resident Monica Jiron enjoyed selling baked goods.
“It's going really good, and it's really nice to see so many people coming out to the Bazaar,” Jiron said. “it's been a really good turn out between people and vendors. COVID really had a lot of people scared for a while. It's nice to see so many people here.”
Monte Vista City Council Mayor Pro-Tem Victor Sigala was at the Bazaar with his son, giving out goody bags for Monte Vista Eye Care Center.
“It's a really great turn out for the Bazaar,” Sigala said.