Buying local could help neighborhood families this holiday season. The Jackson Square Holiday Festival and Market will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Visitors can buy artisan and handmade gifts, sample local cuisine, see live entertainment, and even snap photos with Santa. Best of all, this family-friendly event will raise funds for Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC.
“The winter months can be especially difficult financially for families,” ADFAC Executive Director Annie Cacheiro said. “The Jackson Square Festival and Market will be a fun event that raises funds, awareness, and holiday spirit during this crucial time. We’re excited to be involved.”
The event planning committee is seeking vendors and offering a special inaugural event rate for space.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for vendors to catch new customers’ eyes during peak shopping season,” said Mollie Dembek, a Leadership Oak Ridge class member. “We have space for food trucks and vendors, retailers, and small businesses—but they’re going fast.”
The event, presented by Leadership Oak Ridge Class of 2015, will celebrate that holiday spirit with giving. Sponsors include UT-Battelle, ORAU, Y-12 Federal Credit Union, ORNL Federal Credit Union, King Cleaners, and Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC. (A limited number of historical DVD sets will be provided by the Y-12 History Center.)
If interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, contact [email protected].
For more information about the event, visit www.jacksonsquareADFACbenefit.com.
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