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January 18, 2013

Ten Thousand Villages to host celebration

GOSHEN — Ten Thousand Villages of Goshen is celebrating its 35-year annivesary with a celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A brief program at 4 p.m. will include announcement of the winning silent auction bid for a quilt to benefit Marketplace Handwork of India, a fair trade women’s artisan group. Bidding opened on Dec. 26 and continues through 4 p.m. Saturday.

The global fair trade movement began with the founding of Ten Thousand Villages more than 65 years ago through the work of Edna Ruth Byler and Mennonite Central Committee. Ten Thousand Villages has established a sustainable market for artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from 38 countries across the globe.  

Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen began in 1977 as Gift and Thrift Shoppe in Peddler’s Village. The store moved to Main Street in Goshen in 1991 as Gifts of the World. In 1994 the store moved to The Depot in Goshen, and then back to Main Street in 2008.

Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisan partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.

For more information about Ten Thousand Villages of Goshen’s celebration or quilt auction, contact Susan Nelson, education coordinator, at 574-533-8491 or visit the store’s facebook page or www.tenthousandvillages.com.

Ten Thousand Villages of Goshen is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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