Logan Center annual holiday bazaar more than shopping experience

The weather outside is getting frightful, but in South Bend Saturday morning, the Logan Center was quite delightful. 

The Center's annual holiday bazaar drew in many from across the Michiana community, to do holiday gift and decoration shopping, for a good cause.  The bazaar was filled with creations made by the Logan Center's clients, who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

But for many clients, like Emily Holub, the event wasn't just about shopping.

 "It makes me happy because people actually like us, and that people don't say we're different. And they don't judge us," says Holub. 

She's not the only one feeling loved, and in a cheery holiday mood. 

Emily Picking, another client, says she felt happy.

"I hope people buy a lot of things," says Picking. "So we can raise money."

Proceeds from the event went both to the Logan Center, and to the artists themselves. 

Barbara Pickut is the Director of Adult Day Services, and believes the holiday bazaar is important to the clients.

"It's great to see everybody be able to contribute, and enjoy being creative, and make something beautiful," she says. "They've done a wonderful job."

The bazaar brought understanding to the community.

"It's great to see people see what we do, and appreciate what our clients are able to do," adds Pickut.

And just days away from Thanksgiving, they all have much to be thankful for, together.

"We are certainly thankful to be so successful. We're thankful to see the results of people in our program and what their able to do," says Pickut.  "And to just see so many people recognizing that." 

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