Unique holiday gifts available from the Omaha Reservation: Handmade items featured at Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

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Suzi French, community foods specialist, suzif@cfra.org, 402.922.1064; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Walthill, Nebraska - Handmade jewelry, shawls, crafts, and beadwork made by members of the Omaha Tribe are among items available at the fourth annual Christmas Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event, at the Walthill Fire Hall, 121 Main St., Walthill, Nebraska, is organized by the Center for Rural Affairs and Nebraska Indian Community College.

Along with the handmade items, vendors will sell jams, jellies, salsas, pickles, and other food items.

“Check out one of the most unique holiday shopping experiences you'll find in northeast Nebraska,” said Suzi French, community food specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs. “Bring your appetite and try corn soup made with locally grown, traditional corn, paired with fry bread.”

There will be door prize drawings every half hour from 10:30 to 6 p.m.

Vendors may still reserve booth space at no charge by contacting French at 402.922.1063 or at suzif@cfra.org. Tables are provided.

The Christmas Bazaar is part of an effort by the Center for Rural Affairs to increase income opportunities for Omaha Tribal members who grow food or create artwork through local markets and community gardens in Walthill and Macy. Many of the vendors who appeared at farmers markets during the growing season will sell goods at the event.

Visit cfra.org/events for more information.