Booths set up by local vendors filled the high school gymnasium, selling home decor, jewelry, toys, clothing and much more at the Country Carousel Boutique. Held at Provo High School for the past 20 years, the boutique has helped raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation for the past six years. Donations jars are present throughout the boutique and patrons can also buy Make-a-Wish items or make donations with their purchase.
One half a percent of the entire gross earnings will also be donated to the charity. "Make-a-Wish brings joy into the lives of those families when they're fighting a terrible thing like cancer or leukemia," said boutique director Katherine Losee, whose own grandson was a beneficiary of the charity. "It's the difference between enduring a terrible thing and actually enjoying life," she said.
The boutique will continue Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.