Holiday Craft Bazaar Changes
BCT has organized and hosted the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in early November for the past 12 years. The event was designed as a combination community activity and fund raiser for a variety of local Clackamas County nonprofits. Nearly 150 vendors joined in recent years to present their hand crafted and local wares for an action packed day each fall. In addition to the craft vendors, children could enjoy a free photo with Santa, Maralee’s Dance Production put on their Holiday Dance Recitals and the BCT team prepared and sold a variety of refreshments with all proceeds pegged for the charity selections for the year.
BCT employees dedicated hundreds of hours over several months every year to prepare, organize and work the event for the benefit of these nonprofits, our members and the surrounding community. The company has made recent internal adjustments to increase emphasis on securing infrastructure updates and network speed increases to better our members’ connection experience. This shift in focus has significantly reduced the time available to work on events and other community activities. It has forced leadership to make the difficult decision to pass the orchestration of the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar to another organization. Unfortunately, no one has come forward to accept the baton as of press time. It is our hope that a local organization will step forward and organize the bazaar in the future.
BCT remains committed to local nonprofit causes despite this shift in focus, and we are determined to continue to support them albeit through other means and methods. We will miss seeing everyone that came to the bazaar each year.
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