by Susan Sharpe
Ramstein Welfare Bazaar
Preparations for the 49th annual Ramstein Welfare Bazaar have already begun. Mark your calendars for Sept. 12 to 15.
This year, the bazaar committee has announced a new food vendor selection process for private organizations that would like to participate. Food vendors will now be chosen on a first come, first serve basis.
Ramstein private organizations that are registered with the 86th Force Support Squadron can now print an application and rules from the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club website.
The committee will set up at the Ramstein Officers’ Club from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 14 in the Wings Lounge. Lines will start forming at the front door of the club. Representatives from interested private organizations should bring their completed paperwork to the club that morning with a check for $185 to reserve a space. Private organizations that are chosen as alternates will also be required to submit a check for the space fee. This fee will be refunded if they do not ultimately participate in the bazaar. These checks will not be deposited until after the July 4 festivities.
The bazaar committee recommends organizations come prepared with a list of at least five different food items they would like to sell at the bazaar. In order to provide customers with the greatest variety of food items, the committee will limit particular food items to one or two vendors (i.e. only two vendors will be allowed to sell hot dogs or bratwurst). Private organizations that arrive early will have the best chance of getting their top choices. Organizations that are chosen must participate in mandatory food safety briefing, which will be held at the beginning of August. They will then be required to submit an additional check for $200 for the refundable cleaning fee.
Registered private organizations on Ramstein that have not already done their two yearly fundraisers are eligible to apply for a food vendor slot.
For more information or to download a form, go to the ROSC Bazaar website at www.ramsteinbazaar.org. If you need additional information, click on the contact tab on the website, which will allow you to submit your questions.