Helping local shoppers buy in Trousdale and raising funds for their scholarship fund, EAO will be hosting its second annual Christmas Bazaar Dec. 14 at Trousdale County Elementary School from 12-5 p.m.
"This spring will be third anniversary for the EAO Foundation, and it will also be CJ, Jonathan and Elijah's graduating class," said Karissa Oldham. "This graduating class faced great tragedy three years ago, and grew from it. They mourned, but they also survived and thrived. Now they are graduating!
"Many with great plans to further their education, and EAO plans to give more scholarship money this year than it has in years past.
Oldham added, "While we also raise a large portion of our monies for scholarships, EAO also supports other non-profit agencies like Christmas for Kids, Hartsville food bank and Vanderbilt's Children Hospital."
The second annual bazaar will have vendors from pampered chef, Van Loo's Traveling Boutique, Scentsy, Mary Kay, 31, Paparazzi Jewelry, Silpada and those with craft items.
Oldham added there is no fee for both rental, if vendors give a percentage of their sales from the event of give a donation. For more information, call 615-969-9238.
On the Sam Beasley Road side of the elementary school, EAO will also be hosting a concession stand for Team Trousdale girls and boys basketball games. Entry fee for the games is $3.
"Our EAO and EAO juniors will be walking in the Christmas parade," said Oldham. "Since most families will be out enjoying the day, we are hoping that they will continue to stay out and about, and come shop for a good cause!."
EAO will host its annual street fair on the first Saturday in May.
Managing Editor Marie Corhern can be reached at 615-374-3556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.