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Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Water Islanders will be holding their first annual Holiday Bazaar starting at 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Honeymoon Beach pavilion.
Bazaar organizer Pamela Pandella said she expected artisans from Water Island, St. Thomas and even St. John to be displaying their arts and crafts.
Pandella said the idea was the result of bad weather during a flea market held recently.
"We had a lot of fun, but the turnout wasn't great," she said.
"We decided to do this close to Christmas so we could have crafts for decorations or for gift items," she said.
Among the arts and crafts will be carved calabash gourds, jewelry, t-shirts and Pandella's own painted aprons and bird house chimes.
Jean Ballew will be offering her macramed glass fish balls and shoppers will be able to purchase Paul Borghi t-shirts, Pandella said.
Along with the arts and crafts, baked goods will also be offered for sale to benefit the Water Island Carnival Committee.
"We had a float (in St. Thomas Carnival) for the first time last year," Pandella said.
Soda, liquor flavored coffee and hot dogs will be available, too.
There is still plenty of room for vendors, who will be charged a $5 fee to cover the cost of renting the Pavilion. Pandella said the vendors should plan to take the 11:15 a.m. ferry from Crown Bay Marina if they want help getting their wares to the pavilion. Water Islanders will meet that ferry to give assistance.
"Since the bazaar is on the beach, people may want to bring their bathing suits," Pandella added.
Ferry service from Crown Bay Marina to Water Island runs:
8 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m
From Water Island service runs:
8:15 a.m.
11 a.m.
12 noon
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
For more information or to reserve a space contact Pamela Pandella at 777-5368.

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