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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ten Thousand Villages Sale


One of the big events near our mountain is the
Ten Thousand Villages Sale. Each year we raise around five to six thousand dollars.



Shoppers enjoy purchasing some high quality gifts! All the proceeds go to artisans in the two-thirds world. It is coming up this weekend. Here is the press release:

(Elizabethton, Tenn) – Since the early 1990’s, volunteers at First Presbyterian Church have been supporting fair trade by hosting a Ten Thousand Villages Sale. On November 14th and 15th you can make fast work of your holiday shopping and purchase unique and useful hand-crafted items from all over the world by making one quick trip to Elizabethton. Favorite items include carved wooden bowls, hand-woven baskets, gorgeous jewelry and children’s toys.

As always, 100% of what we sell goes back to the 10,000 Villages organization which “provides vital, fair income to artisans in Africa, Asia and Latin America who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. This income helps pay for food, education, health care or housing. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit organization that has been working with people around the world since 1946.”

The public is invited to attend this unique and enjoyable sale Saturday November 14th, 8 am – 3 pm, and Sunday the 15th from 1–3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on “F” Street in Elizabethton. Cash and checks are accepted.
Check the photo gallery on our web page for pictures from last year's sale. Check out other events of note at east Tennessee's progressive hideout, fpcelizabethton! Hope to see you!
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