Holy Angels sets Fair Trade Boutique

Staff report

SIDNEY — Holy Angels’ Fair Trade Christmas Boutique will be Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Holy Angels School gym and cafeteria 121 E. Water St.

Handmade items from more than 30 countries will be sold, including Christmas ornaments and decor, baskets and jewelry. Fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and olive oil will be available, also. Shoppers will have the option of ordering items not on display from a catalog. Products would be delivered within three weeks. Cash and check payments will be accepted.

Fair trade consignment sales eliminate the middle man, thus giving the artisans and farmers fair and higher wages. No slave or child labor is used. All work is done in safe environments and uses earth-friendly procedures. The purpose of this sale is to work toward breaking the cycle of poverty by providing fair income and leading to a stronger society. Funds from SERRV and Equal Exchange, the sources of products, are also given to communities involved to create safe water, health clinics and schools.

A bake sale will be in the school cafeteria. Shoppers can give a donation for home-baked items to take with them or to be consumed with fair trade coffee or tea in the cafeteria. Funds from the bake sale will be used to support outreach programs , including Project Linus, and also to support Most Holy Trinity Parish in Honduras.

Tickets for raffle items will be sold. Raffles of items from Ivy Garland, Hair Company and Great Stone Castle gift certificates, fall decorations, a beach fun basket, kids basket and king size quilt will take place.

Also participating in the sale will be S and H Products Spirit and Hand Art Studio. They will be selling items they have created.

St. Mark’s Bookstore from Dayton will have a variety of religious items for sale including books, Bibles, statues, jewelry, medals, rosaries and more.

Lehman Catholic High School’s Music Department will take orders for citrus fruit.

Mother Brunner Artisan Bread made in St. Henry at the Bake Shoppe will be sold.

For information, call 492-4364.


Staff report