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Fair Trade Market

Sep 20, 2013 02:00AM
Wouldn’t it be great to get your Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving this year? Take a trip to The Fair Trade Market on October 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and maybe you’ll accomplish just that, while helping women around the world have a better life for themselves and their families. The Fair Trade Market will be held at The Anchor on the corner of 6th and Centre Streets in downtown Fernandina Beach, featuring handmade gifts, including baskets, pottery, jewelry, Christmas items, scarves, metal craft, olive wood and coffee. The vendors represented are SERV (International missions), Justo Coffee (Mexico), Beads for Life (Uganda), Creations of Hope (Haiti), Rahab’s Rope ( India)-items made by women rescued from the slave market in that country and given a new life, Mayan Works (Central America), and PAL –Craftaid (Palestine)

The proceeds go directly to the women who created the handicrafts and represent the year’s overseas mission for the sponsor, the Presbyterian Women of Fernandina Beach. This is a great opportunity to begin your Christmas shopping early while supporting the work of women to help themselves the world over. For more information about The Fair Trade Market call 904-261-3837.