Alternative Gift Fair 2018

Saturday, December 1, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, December 2, 9:30 am – 1 pm


The holidays are right around the corner, and First Pres will be holding its 9th annual Alternative Gift Fair the first weekend in December! Our Fair is a great opportunity to remind ourselves and our loved ones that Christmas is not about seeing how many lavish gifts we can give; rather, it is about being the light of Christ to a hurting world.

Does your mother really want another red sweater? Does your best friend need another set of golf balls? Why not show them that you care by donating – in their honor – a school kit for a refugee child via Presbyterian Disaster Relief? Or giving them a fair trade handmade necklace or ornament from SERRV?

We’re doing our best to make it easy for you – we can accept cash, check, AND credit cards! Join us in Lyle Buck Hall on Saturday, December 1, (10 am-4 pm) & Sunday, December 2 (9:30 am-1 pm) to socialize and shop. The Presbyterian Women will also be selling baked goods on Saturday. Be sure to invite your friends, neighbors and family to join you for a fun outing – ALL are invited!

The Fair also features a Children’s Corner: Children will be escorted to a ‘secret’ shopping area where they can pick out and wrap gifts for loved ones without you seeing what they purchased! Children’s Corner items are all handmade fair trade gifts and cost $1-$12, so they are a great option for cash-strapped teens and college students, too!

For more information about the Fair, contact Mandy Foust, Kathy Woods, Becky Torrance or call the church office.

Want to learn more or sign up to volunteer? Stop by the AGF table in the Lower Commons or sign up online here:

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