On Saturday, Oct. 31, the 35th Women’s Auxiliary Bazaar will take place in the RSC mall area. Part of the annual Family Weekend, the Bazaar offers several events for students, their families, faculty,and staff.
To start the morning off, a full breakfast of waffles, scrambled eggs and bacon will be served in the Hub from 8 to 10 a.m. It costs $5, and children under five eat for free.
From 9 to 11 a.m. the auxiliary has planned a book sale called “Books are Fun.” There will be books for adults and children, as well as cookbooks, CDs and gift items all priced at 40 to 70 percent off their retail price.
One of the bazaar’s coordinators, Marilyn Van Engelenhoven, said the book sale could be especially beneficial for education students, as they can buy discounted materials, such as children books and CDs.
The auxiliary has also organized a silent auction, which will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The auction has a variety of items such as gift certificates from local businesses and themed baskets. During the silent auction, a separate bake sale will take place.
Money raised from the Bazaar will go primarily toward scholarships, then projects on campus and finally the new learning commons.
“We do things on campus that will benefit the students and make it a little nicer,” Van Engelenhoven explained. “Sometimes the college gets too busy with buildings and maintenance, so we like to do the little extra things.”
Van Engelenhoven invites students to “come to look, support and be aware of what this organization does.”