Alternative Christmas Fair Sat. Dec. 1, Central Baptist
An “Alternative Christmas Fair” open to the public will be held at Central Baptist Church (CBC) in Wayne on Saturday, December 1, from 9AM-3 PM. Featuring local artists, artisans, and fair-trade products, the event provides an opportunity to purchase gifts unavailable in most stores, as well as an opportunity to support the work of local artisans and/or socially- responsible organizations.
The Fair will feature a wide variety of items, from lower cost Christmas ornaments and foods, to mid-priced art, woven, and knit items, to higher cost furniture and woodwork. The fair will also feature “fair-trade” products from around the world. Fair-trade products provide just compensation to the producers of the product, and promote ecological sustainability.
Artists, artisans, and organizations include:
- Ron Morgan Furniture
- Kimberton Camphill Weavery including rugs and handspun materials
- Sweetwater Baking Company featuring bread and granola
- Custom-made jewelry by Angie Evans, handbags and computer covers benefiting Friends of Jitokeze, a support organization of Kenyan women building sustainable communities
- Andy Smith Nature Photography
- Jeff Kimsey-Carroll Wood Sculpture
- Hand-knit Baby Blankets with proceeds benefiting the Chester Community Charter School
- Harry Moore Woodturning
- Hand-made Christmas Ornaments from the New Life Center in Thailand, a program that works with tribal girls who have been victims of human trafficking and labor exploitation.
- Global Gifts-Fair-trade products from around the world
- Fair Trade Coffee, Chocolate, Pecans from the Ecology Mission Group of Central Baptist Church
- Locally Grown Poinsettias from the Greenhouse of the Devereux Foundation
- Original paintings by Alex Orantes (Santa Ana, El Salvador) sponsored by Cielo Azul Fund, dedicated to standing in solidarity with the people of El Salvador.
- Fair-trade Olive Oil benefitting Playgrounds for Palestine, creating play-spaces where all children can experience the rights of childhood
- Face-painting for the kids from 12 to 3 by Jody Haggerty
- …And More!!!!
Central Baptist Church is located at 106 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, across from the Wayne Cinema. The Fair will be in the lower Hall, accessed from the church parking lot on W. Wayne Avenue, across from the Wayne Post Office. For more information, contact the church office at 610-688-0664.