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Holiday Bazaar features crafters Dec. 2 at Old Colorado City History Center

Dressed for his presentation on the Pony Express Nov. 9 at the Old Colorado City History Center, local researcher Ken Valles holds an artifact in either hand from the era of the colorful 1860-61 mail service.
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Nov. 18, 2018
       A new event this year, the Holiday Bazaar and Open House, will be hosted by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.
       Free and open to the public, it will feature live music by the Pikes Peak Jazz Ensemble and a craft fair on the main floor, plus hot wassail and other refreshments.
       The location will be the Old Colorado City History Center, located in a remodeled 19th century church at 1 S. 24th St.
       Many of the vendors will be those who rent space outside the center on Saturdays between June and October, according to OCCHS member Joanne Karlson, who is organizing the Holiday Bazaar.
       “It seems very appropriate with the season,” she said, adding that all craft items will be priced at $20 and under.
       The bookstore and museum will also be open.
       The first Sunday in December used to feature local bed-and-breakfasts or other locations volunteering annually as showpieces for a “holiday tour,” with net proceeds going to the OCCHS. However, that event is no longer being offered every year. For more information about that change, see a 2015 Westside Pioneer article at this link.
       For more information about the OCCHS, call 636-1225 or come by the center during its regular hours Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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