HOUSTON – There were clothes, art, food and the finest in holiday fashions at the Second Annual Houston Holiday Bazaar.
Six local businesses banded together with Historic Hometown Houston to host the bazaar at First United Methodist Church on Dec. 6, with the public invited in to look at what is on sale this season. A fashion show with Houston High School students serving as models was held Friday night.
“We were pleased with what our downtown businesses brought to the bazaar and people were in and out all day,” said Joyce East, Executive Director of Historic Hometown Houston. “We also had a good crowd show up for the fashion show, it is always a big hit.”
Merchants taking part in the Holiday Bazaar were:
• Blooming Heights
• Factory Connection
• Judy’s Formal Wear
• Paisley Peacock
• Roam Boutique
• Silly Whispers
Each business set up a table in the FUMC Family Life Center displaying everthing from snacks and accessories to quilts and clothing.
The fashion show saw four groups of models don the latest fashions from local stores and show the crowd what was going on this Christmas.
Door prizes were given away and their was a special drawing for those attending the fashion show.
“I want to thank everyone who came out and bought something from our Holiday Bazaar businesses,” said East. “We had a good crowd and it was neat to see what downtown Houston has to offer this Christmas season.”
Historic Hometown Houston is part of the national Main Street organization aimed at bringing business and growth to communities around the country. Houston Main Street also sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Houston Football Tailgate Party and has been involved in a number of beautification efforts across the community, most notably the seasonal and holiday flags in front of downtown businesses.
Houston became the 47th Main Street City in the state on Sept. 14, 2004.
Historic Hometown Houston, the official name of the main street program operates under the umbrella of CDF Charities, Inc., is a 501C-3 organization and partners with the Chickasaw Development Foundation. The organization is open to any business in the Houston business area.
“I want to point out it is so important for local people to shop at local business – but especially at Christmas,” said East. “Dollars spent in Houston with local merchants pay wages and help build this community. We always urge people to shop Houston first and to shop Houston first every Christmas.”