ACA Holiday Bazaar

Madalena Larkins

The Charter News


ACA is hosting a holiday bazaar—on campus—on Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
 There will be a variety of vendors,  both student and local, as well as a bake sale, kids crafts area, raffle, food, and live music performed by ACA musicians. 

 There will be 30+ vendors (as of 11-11-19) who will be selling a variety of things, including—but not limited to—holiday decor, ceramics, essential oils, decorative plants, candles, jewelry, children’s books, crystal and gem stones, Christmas cards, and baked goods. ACA music classes, including piano, orchestra, band, choir, and marimba, will be performing on the stage live both days.

 Valerie Johnson, a teacher at ACA, and Tara McLaughlin, head of the Parent Action Team, are organizing this event. Vendors have to pay a fee to get a table, but get to keep all of their profits. The money from vendors’ fees will go to the Parent Action Team. Mrs. McLaughlin said this about what the funds would be used for: “Honestly, we don’t have a specific plan for the Holiday Bazaar profits as of yet…we will be having discussions during the upcoming PAT meetings to see how the profits could best be put to use.”

Mrs. Johnson said that people should come to the bazaar because it would be a fun way to spend their day, and it’s a good place to get some holiday shopping done. Mrs. McLaughlin had this to say: “I feel the Holiday Bazaar is more than just a fundraising event, it’s a community and skill building event.”


Valerie Johnson. Personal interview. Nov. 6 2019
Tara McLaughlin. Personal Email interview. Nov. 7 2019.