Beyond Buying

True spirit of Christmas found at Alternative Gift Market

Posted: November 26, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Melissa Swann, Alternative Gift Market coordinator, says that organizations like the Humane Society of the Ozarks and the Fayetteville Animal Shelter often bring dogs and cats who are looking for permanent homes to the event.
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Courtesy Photo Melissa Swann, Alternative Gift Market coordinator, says that organizations like the Humane Society of the Ozarks and the Fayetteville Animal Shelter often bring dogs and cats who are looking for permanent homes to the event.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville has been hosting its Alternative Gift Market on the first Sunday of December for around 15 years now, says Melissa Swann, who has organized the event for nine years. Eventgoers have the opportunity to learn more about 60-plus local and international nonprofit organizations and make donations in honor of a loved one for Christmas.

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Alternative Gift Market

WHEN — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3

WHERE — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — 442-7373

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