Holiday Boutique shoppers brave the snow

November 15, 2014 by


Sales Saturday morning were as brisk as the weather as the fourth annual Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale began at Neighbor to Neighbor in downtown Concordia.

The annual event to support the women and programs at the center for women, at 103 E. Sixth St., ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Handcrafted holiday decorations, homemade cookies and candies and bread, original jewelry designs and hand-quilted, hand-sewn and handmade gifts of all kinds filled the entire space, with contributions from about 30 artists, craftswomen and bakers.

The three Sisters of St. Joseph who operate the center opened the doors a few minutes early as a few shoppers gathered in the softly falling snow outside. “They were here, and we didn’t want them to get cold,” Sister Ramona Medina explained.

Also as part of this year’s event there was a special drawing for three prizes at 2 p.m. The winners, who did not need to be present to win, are:

  • The wonderfully “renovated” dollhouse — Jeni Johnson of Concordia
  • An adorable handmade crib-sized quilt — Beverly Porter of Glen Elder, Kan.
  • A $50 gift certificate to El Puerto restaurant — Maria Jindra of Concordia

All proceeds from the annual event support the programs, artists and craftswomen at Neighbor to Neighbor.


One Response to “Holiday Boutique shoppers brave the snow”

  1. Loretta Jasper on November 19th, 2014 7:23 am

    A cold day with lots of warmth inside.

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