WARSAW — The 7th Annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Quarter Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Baker Youth Club, 1401 E Smith St., Warsaw.
This event is sponsored by Indiana Business Opportunity Partners, a local not-for-profit group that hosts several events throughout the year to support local charities.
Magical Meadows was chosen as the charity of focus for this year’s Winter Wonderland event.
“The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of what Magical Meadows is all about and to raise money to support their cause,” said Betty Swanson, iBOP president.
Magical Meadows, which celebrated its ten-year anniversary last month, is an organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding for children, youth and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities throughout the county.
Children with disabilities aren’t the only ones benefiting from Magical Meadows. Warriors Mount Up is specifically designed to help veterans overcome difficulties in their day to day lives.
The facility currently serves approximately 100 individuals, but there are around 5,000 special needs adults and children in the county.
The Winter Wonderland Bazaar is free for all ages. Bazaar hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Concessions will be available. The quarter auction is open to guests age 18 and over and begins at 1 p.m.. A ticket is required for entry. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance or $7 at the door.
A quarter auction is the newest spin on a vendor fair. Each vendor is asked to bring items to raffle. No item will cost more than four quarters.
iBOP, a networking group for small business owners in direct sales or who make their own craft items, holds several quarter auction events during the year as their preferred method of raising funds to donate to local nonprofit groups.
iBOP promotes cross training, inspiring others, sponsoring events to give members a venue to promote their businesses and, most importantly, giving back to the community.