Holiday Market 2017 full of shoppers, festive music, and holiday spirit

December 07, 2017

Author: Darrius Doe

Holiday Market settings

The I. King Jordan Student Academic Center Multipurpose Room and the surrounding atrium was full of hustle and bustle on December 1, 2017 for the annual Holiday Market. Over 40 booths consisting of Gallaudet student organizations, entrepreneurs, companies, and other outside vendors came to market their products to the campus community—everything from food, clothing, jewelry, electronic accessories, cosmetics, and artwork.

A DJ played music for the community to enjoy, the Gallaudet Dance Company provided impromptu shows, and the Bison Song Team performed the Bison Song.

Debra Fleetwood, a retired AT&T employee from New Jersey who works with her family-owned business, Styles and Stuff, explained her reason for attending the annual Holiday Market: "I have been coming every year for about ten years," said Fleetwood. "I enjoy it each time."

Brian "Scott" Bush, '92, has his own art business, Scott Bush Watercolors, where he paints and sells watercolor artwork featuring historic Gallaudet buildings such as College Hall and Chapel Hall.

Bush poses with a customer who purchased one of his watercolor artwork pieces.

Bush poses with a customer who purchased one of his watercolor artwork pieces.

Members of the Latinx Student Union (LSU), are all smiles in front of their booth.

Members of the Latinx Student Union (LSU) are all smiles in front of their booth.

Black Student Union (BSU) members from Joseph Antonio, Naima Bourdeaux, and Roy Barron in their booth.

Black Student Union (BSU) members, from left: Joseph Antonio, Naima Bourdeaux, and Roy Barron.

The campus community browsed through the various items for sale.

The campus community browsed through the various items for sale.

The campus community browsed through the various items for sale.

Members of the Bison Song Team thrilled shoppers with their rendition of the Bison Song. Team members are Shellane McKitty (left), Chelsea Hillaire (right), and drummer Tuesdae Dunklin (not pictured).

Members of the Bison Song Team thrilled shoppers with their rendition of the Bison Song. Team members are Shellane McKitty (left), Chelsea Hillaire (right), and drummer Tuesdae Dunklin (not pictured).

Sorenson representatives Zoe Rodriquez, '17, and Geoffrey "Zen" Mompremier, came out and gave away plenty of Gallaudet merchandise at their booth.

Sorenson representatives Zoe Rodriquez, '17, and Geoffrey "Zen" Mompremier, came out and gave away plenty of Gallaudet merchandise at their booth.

The Gallaudet Dance Company giving its performance.

The Gallaudet Dance Company giving a performance.

All photos by Alejandra Silva.