One of my "non-paying" jobs is with an organization I've been a member of for many years. This year, I am Co-Chair of our annual fundraiser. If you live in or will be visiting our area, you'll find information below about Holiday Market 2008. Join us! It will be a fun weekend in the Tri-Cities.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE SHOPPING EVENT OF THE SEASON!
October 9-11, 2008 (Thursday evening through Saturday)
The Junior League of Kingsport is preparing to host the Second Annual Holiday Market October 9-11, 2008, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference and Convention Center in Kingsport, TN. This event will be an unprecedented holiday shopping experience for the Tri-Cities region. All proceeds will benefit the community and citizens through various Junior League of Kingsport sponsored programs. Previous projects of Junior League include Rascals Teen Center, Children's Advocacy Center, Girls Inc., and many others.
Once again, the Holiday Market will feature fine art, clothing, jewelry upscale gifts, collectibles, home decor items and gourmet foods. National, regional, and local vendors have been hand-selected for the quality, variety and uniqueness of their merchandise.
Several special events are planned in association with the Market (special ticket prices apply, and limited tickets are available for each event).
Thursday, October 9, 2008, 6pm-10pm - Ladies Night at the Market will feature a special fiesta to open the 2008 Market with an exclusive ladies shopping night. There will be fun, shopping, food and drinks, and a silent auction with items chosen especially for ladies.
"Beat the Rush" Breakfast, held Friday morning, October 10, 2008, 8:30am - 10:00am, will allow shoppers to snack on breakfast nibbles and coffee while shopping before the crowd arrives for General Shopping hours.
Friday, October 10, 2008, from 7:00pm-Midnight, An Evening at the Market will feature hors d'oeuvres, fantasy casino games, dancing to favorite tunes along with silent and live auctions.
"Muffins at the Market" Breakfast, held Saturday morning, October 11, 2008, 8:30am - 10:00 am, will allow shoppers to have a light breakfast with us while shopping before the crowd arrives for General Shopping hours.
"Art at the Market" Cafe will be open during the special events and general shopping hours. Work by local and national artists will be displayed and available for purchase, of course!
General shopping hours are Friday, October 10, 2008, from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday, October 11, 2008, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Tickets for general shopping are $5 and may be purchased at the door. A package-check service with door side pick-up will be available, however, no strollers will be allowed in the Market.
For more information, please visit www.jlkingsport.org or call (423) 245-1321.