90th Anniversary of the TWIG Bazaar Slated for November 11 at Ohio Expo Center

October 31, 2012

Celebrating its 90th year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts and items as well as the beautiful Avenue of Trees and Wreaths 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  

As the largest, single-day event hosted by TWIG of Nationwide Children’s, the Bazaar features handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments, decorations and much more. In addition, the event will include a silent auction, pictures with Santa and a delicious Holiday pantry filled with delectable treats. The Avenue of Trees and Wreaths will feature an assortment of beautiful trees and wreaths decorated by TWIG members and available for purchase.

Admission to the Bazaar is free however attendees may purchase an early shopping to enter the event before the general public and purchase items beginning at 9 a.m. Patrons may visit NationwideChildrens.org/TWIG or contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888 to purchase an early shopping pass for $25. 

Last year, the TWIG Bazaar welcomed more than 3,000 shoppers and raised more than $65,000 for Nationwide Children’s.

For more information, call (614) 355-0819 or e-mail Cynthia.Laux@NationwideChildrens.org.

About TWIG
TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are groups of women throughout central Ohio who dedicate their time and talent in support of the hospital. Since their inception in 1916, TWIG has raised more than $28 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s. The women of TWIG believe in the mission of providing the highest quality care to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay.

Today, more than 800 active members are working to continue the TWIG legacy through a variety of fundraising efforts including the annual TWIG Bazaar, the sale of holiday cards and greetings program, BIA Parade of Homes, the Women’s Division of The Memorial Tournament and the many projects and events coordinated by more than 70 individual TWIG groups throughout central Ohio.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.