Second Chance Bazaar and Family Day

August 10, 2009 - 12:00am

by Meghan Rondeau

Looking for inexpensive items for yourself or your family?  Try our Bazaar and Family Day!  Our first bazaar was held at our location at 841 Broad Street on August 22.   The bazaar ran from 9:00-3:00pm, and featured a large yardsale, bake sale, food, children’s art table, face painting, raffle, and the music of Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Women’s Support Group. 

“We see this event as a remedy for the tough economic times,” said Executive Director Sol Rodriguez, “We are also trying to encourage people to buy recycled items, which we think is a wonderful way to help the environment while saving money.”

This year’s Second Chance Bazaar could not have happened on a better day.  It was a sunny day filled with fun and community spirit.  The  children had a wonderful time creating art and getting their faces painted and the crowd gathered to enjoy the energetic sounds of the What Cheer? Brigade. We worked together to sell the generous donations received from the community.  Many members of the community came together for this cause, and on behalf of OpenDoors, a big thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make this day possible.  

Shoppers sort through donated                  clothing, with items priced from $1-$5


Sam, a volunteer with OpenDoors, paints a face in the children’s area.


Providence's What Cheer? Brigade               parades into the parking lot.

Two neighborhood kids investigate Greg Burbank’s sousaphone.

 Photos by Joe Smith

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