By Olivia Richards, Avanti High School Intern to ThurstonTalk
The Thurston area is in full holiday swing. Almost all store fronts have lights in their windows. People crowd the streets to finish up their holiday shopping. Outside of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts people play in “snow” (bubbles blown out to the the street).
Many shoppers were supporting “Duck the Malls”, a holiday bazaar held by the Olympia Film Society inside Capitol Theater. Local artisans bring in their specialties and sell them to eager shoppers looking to truly buy local. The festive Gingerbread House competition benefiting Sidewalk took place at the end of November. Groups made creative gingerbread houses auctioned off with the proceeds dedicated to supporting the homeless in Olympia. Local piano students entertained in the lobby of the west Olympia Haggen.
The spirit of the season is surely in the air.