We are getting ready for the Market, and there’s so much going on! Our marketing began in September, with many Facebook and social media sites, print media, and emails sending our “Call for Artists”. We are just about full inside! Incredible response so far. We have more room outside under cover, and tent spaces as well. Our raffle team has been gathering donations already for our raffle baskets and silent auction items, which, as usual, will have its own tent at the front of the golf club. Rockatar has signed on again this year, and Santa is lined up and ready to go! So many people are working tirelessly this early to make the Market the best it can be, and I am so thankful for all of them. Through this process I’ve met so many creative and giving people. That’s been my true reward.
This past month, the Westchase Holiday Market was honored at the annual Autism Speaks Walk banquet. We received a Gold Award, which means our Market raised over $5000 for Autism Speaks last year! I have to thank all of the people who helped make it a reality, either by donating their time to volunteer, the vendors who participated, the local businesses who donated raffle items, and last but not least the sponsors! Everyone made this event possible and successful, so thank you!
Of course I'm very excited to announce our upcoming 9th Annual Westchase Holiday Market, to be held December 9, 2018, from 10-5 at the Westchase Golf Club! Please go to the "Register" page for more information. This annual event supports our local artists and craftspeople, as well as raising money for Autism Speaks. All proceeds from vendor registrations and sponsors, after expenses met, are donated to Autism Speaks. All raffle and silent proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks as well.
Here's to another successful year!
Jennifer Lukas Joyner
Director, Westchase Holiday Market