Orange and green teddy bears are lost in the city as they announce the arrival of B&G Sponsored Events to their new venue
Bill and Gail Rocheleau, owners of B&G Sponsored Events, will be hosting three bazaars/craft shows at their new Tacoma event location, First Christian Church of Tacoma located at 602 N. Orchard St. The doors will open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day to the public, with free admission for the entire family.
B&G is consistently looking for new ways to promote their shows and their vendors. They have embarked on a new adventure with their Oct. 13 show. There will be 134 orange and green bears hidden in Tacoma, Puyallup and University Place and possibly in other close by cities, declaring details about the next three events. The teddy bears will have a pouch on them proclaiming that they are a special bear and to please open their pouch for more information. The message will tell people when and where to bring the bears back to get a special prize.
The goal of the orange and green teddy bears is to bring the community together for the opportunity to shop for their holiday gift giving. There will be family games they can play with special prizes for the winners. The fabulous B&G raffle will have great prizes to choose from. The person bringing a bear back will get their choice of several prizes. Only one prize per person will be given.
Free gift bags will be given out to adults and children while supplies last (200 plus available), while they enjoy an afternoon out.
With the help of the B & G family of vendors, direct sales, specializing handcrafters, special products and services, raffles, prizes and more, a fun day for everyone is anticipated.
Here is list of coming events:
- The Oct. 13 show, “The Spooooktacoooolar Fall Bazaar,” will be the first one at the new venue. Everyone is full of anticipation and making big plans. Leean Lester of Lady Merlin’s Treasures will be there doing face painting and balloon twisting. William Lee of Keeba Agency will be there doing a podcast. There will be a raffle. The Lions Club will also be there once again seeking donations of hats, scarves, socks, mittens and giving out information about the Lions and what they do. The first 100-plus customers will receive a gift bag. The ladies of the church are planning on serving food for a fundraiser for church projects. Please bring the teddy bear home on Oct. 13, Nov. 17 or Dec. 15 for a reward.
- The Nov. 17 event is called “Hail to Our Heroes: Celebrating and Giving Thanks to Our Veterans.” There will be special gift bags for all military, active and non-active, who participate on this day. Everyone coming in the door will get something special as long as supplies last. There will be a raffle. Ideas are still being formulated to make this event special.
- The Dec. 15 event is called “B&G Sponsored Events 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar.” A celebration of B&G’s 10th anniversary of coordinating events, will take place with the bringing back of “The Wrap up Game” and “Where’s Gail’s Brownie.” Santa Claus will be here with gifts for the children. A $100 bill will be amongst the raffle items. Additional fun things are being planned to commemorate the special day.
B&G Sponsored Events continuously supports the Tacoma Lions Club, a local food bank and giving a helping hand up to those in the community with donations of cash or goods.
If you would like to become a vendor at a B&D event or would like more information, give Gail a call at (253) 831-7894. B&G Sponsored Events website is bngsponsoredevents.com and a vendor group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/BandGSponsoredEvents.