Alternative Holiday Fair at the Unitarian-Universalist Church December 5

The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church invites all to the Alternative Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 6th from to 10am to 2pm at 70 West Emerson Street, across from the Melrose Public Library. The Home for the Holidays Trolley stops at the front door. The handicapped entrance is on the right side.

Fair Trade and Locally Made Gifts offered
This fair is an “alternative” to mall shopping and provides a much-needed venue for equal exchange and fairly traded goods to be purchased.  The Alternative Fair will feature jewelry, crafts,coffee, chocolate, tea, and other items  from Africa, South America and Central America as well as local small business vendors offering spices and jams.  In addition, local charities such as The Melrose Alliance Against  Violence will be selling their 2015 beaded Domestic Violence awareness bracelets.

The church quilters will be selling colorful handmade.items, including baby quilts, wall hangings, potholders, and wine gift bags. The quilters meet weekly from 9am to 11am on Fridays at the church and make lap quilts for veterans, as well as baby quilts for mothers in recovery and quilts for formerly homeless families. All are invited to join them. Proceeds from the sale will support their work.

Lunch in the Downstairs Cafe
Church members will be making delicious soups and other lunch items in the cafe downstairs, so after shopping come in and relax over lunch or coffee and dessert.


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