Bazaar to showcase community leader’s collectibles

ANDERSON – The St. Vincent Anderson Victoria Guild will have a special section at its annual Christmas Corner Bazaar on Friday.

Marion Hovermale, the late Dixie Contos Hovermale’s husband, has donated mint-condition pieces of her collectibles to St. Vincent Victoria Guild. Marlene Carey of St. Vincent Anderson said the collectibles, some of which have been retired, even have the original boxes still, making it a great opportunity for collectors.

Dixie Contos Hovermale was a community leader who was known for leading the Little 500 Festival for several years. She died in 2004.

The Christmas Corner Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the back half of the St. Vincent Anderson hospital cafeteria, 2015 Jackson St.

“We think because Dixie loved these collectibles so much and she loved supporting the community, it was a great addition to include in Christmas Corner,” Carey said.

Collectibles from Hovermale’s collection include items from Boyd’s Bears, Jardinia, Pot Bellie, Clothtique Possible Dreams, Lang and Wise Ltd., Snowbabies, Harmony Kingdom and Lizzie High Dolls.

Many other items will be available at the bazaar as well.

Several local vendors will sell handmade gifts, Christmas decorations, unique stocking stuffers, baked goods, and other items someone might want to include in a Christmas holiday buffet.

“It really is a great way of showcasing a lot of the talents people have in Madison County,” she said.

Money from the bazaar and other events the Victoria Guild holds each year benefit St. Vincent Anderson.

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