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Children’s Harbor to host holiday market Saturday

Published 12:20pm Friday, November 30, 2012

More than 40 vendors will set up at Children’s Harbor Saturday for the annual Christmas Market.

“We had 27 last year,” said Tammy Jackson, director of community relations for Children’s Harbor. “We’ve invented new ways to put more vendors in.”

The market will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Children’s Harbor.

Jackson said the day’s festivities will feature a variety of vendors – everything from canned beans and vegetables, to woodworking, to antiques, to items that have been “reinvented.”

“We have a lot of unique crafts – people that are taking some vintage items and turning them into other things,” Jackson said.

Other items for sale will include children’s clothing, high-end retail, Boston butts, bags from Thirty-One Gifts, food and baked goods. Gift-wrapping will also be available.

“There is such a big variety of stuff,” Jackson said. “There’s something for everyone here.”

The Christmas market began three years ago as a joint effort between Children’s Harbor and the Real Island community. Last year, Real Island stepped out and the market became a solely Children’s Harbor event.

“The vendors will give a 10 percent donation of their day’s sales,” Jackson said. “That keeps it fair to everyone. The ones who do well – they pay more.”

Vendors initially pay a $20 registration, which comes out of their total donation at the end of the day.

For more information about the Christmas Market, call Jackson at 256-749-4541 or 334-857-2021.