The Christmas season beckons each one of us to share our bounty with those less fortunate.
We may have been pinching pennies, clipping coupons, and we may have even delayed purchases that were more “want than need.” No matter how hard times have been, Christmas is a time to give to others as a way of saying, “Thank you Lord for all of
Perhaps you have a list of family and friends that you would like to remember with a gift. You’ve struggled to identify that “perfect gift” for each and every one there.
Your Dad has more ties than he can possibly wear. Your sister has her own distinctive style that you just can’t figure out. Why buy something that will just get put into a drawer or will be returned the day after Christmas?
Come to the Holiday Gift Market. Visit the booths of local non-profits and familiarize yourself with their missions and objectives. A contribution to any non-profits will make the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list.
The Market will be held immediately following the Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, at Highlands United Methodist Church, 315 Main Street. There are 14 charitable agencies participating in this year’s Market.
Come out, enjoy a light lunch and share your blessings with others who need a
Area charities supported by the Alternative Gift Market are Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Highlands; Blue Ridge Dental Clinic; Bosnia Mission; Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers; Food Pantry of Highlands; Four Seasons Hospice; Haiti Mission; Highlands Bolivian Mission; Highlands Bolivian Water Mission; Highlands Community Child Development Center; Highlands Emergency Council; International Friendship Center; Literacy Council and REACH of Macon County.
For more information, call (828) 526-3376.