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We blogged about this event a few months ago; it was intended to be held on the Sunday of Art Fest.
However, the weather was LOUSY, so the Fair Trade Fayre was post phoned.
So, we’re going to try again tomorrow morning, Sunday June 14th, from 8am onwards (till around 12 noon).
We host the Fayre jointly with Karen from Anna Sophia’s, and this is the third one that we have held, so we’re excited to be back.
10% of all sales go to the Church Outreach Fund, admission is free, and there will be some delicious Fair Trade coffee to be sampled!
Given the onslaught of rain we’re enduring already, and are likely to be facing all weekend, the Church has decided to postpone Sunday’s Fair Trade Fayre.
We’re looking at trying again sometime in June, date to be confirmed – watch this space!
BUT – the First Friday Art Walk is very much ON – and so is Art Fest, due to run Saturday and Sunday.
We’re getting excited; tomorrow is the First Friday Art Walk and also the start of a CRAZY weekend.
For First Friday we have the company again of the Bluetones Jazz Sextet. The guys made their debut performance in Springfield here at Global Fayre a few months ago, and got a great reception, so we’re really pleased to have them back again. The members of Bluetones are: Nick Rawlings on upright bass, Kurtis Foster on alto saxophone, Ian Roslawski on trumpet, Dugan Corsolini on trombone, Keith Haynes on guitar, and Austin Veteto on drums.Last time they played for a solid 4 hours and they are due to start right at 6pm this time around.
Then on Saturday and Sunday we have Art Fest on Walnut Street. The First Friday group has a booth at Art Fest this year, and we have a fantastic basket to raffle, stuffed with goodies from all the members of the group. When I last saw it, our estimate of its total value was way over $1,000! Proceeds from the raffle will go to Arts in Action, the 10 weeks festival currently underway in Springfield. Arts in Action is raising funds to benefit the Arts in Education Fund and the Care to Learn Fund. You can find out more at www.The10Weeks.com.
Finally on Sunday, Global Fayre will be teaming with Anna Sophia’s to hold our third Fair Trade Fayre at Christ Episcopal Church on East Walnut. The Fayre starts at 9 and finishes at 2pm. 10% of all proceeds will go to the Church’s outreach fund.
This Sunday sees Global Fayre and Anna Sophia’s combine forces again for our third Fair Trade Fayre at Christ Episcopal Church on E Walnut Street.
This beautiful Church has been lovingly restored and extended over recent years, and is currently celebrating its 150th year.
You can check out more about the history of the Church here.
We held two Fair Trade Fayres this weekend.
Pathways UMC held their fourth annual Greater Gift Sale on April 19th and 20th and Unitarian Universalist held their first Fair Trade Fayre as part of Earth Day.
We hear plenty of news about how tough times are, and how little people are spending.
Both events were well supported, with people digging deep to support the artisans of developing countries that are struggling to improve their way of life in a sustainable way.
When we started Global Fayre, we knew that awareness of Fair Trade in Springfield was low, but we were confident that people would be receptive. Nearly two years on, we’re just awed by the depth of compassion that the people here show, and we’re thrilled by the progress that Fair Trade is making in our part of the midwest.
We have a crazy weekend ahead.
The store is pretty busy anyway, with the spring weather bringing visitors for near and afar to downtown Springfield, but on top of that we have two Fair Trade Fayres over the weekend!
The first is at Pathways UMC on Dale and National. It starts today (Saturday) 9am to 2pm, and then continues tomorrow for a couple of hours around the morning service. Pathways was the first event for us, this time last year, and so it’s great to be back, although just a little scary that a whole year has gone past so quickly! We’ve changed the mix of products a little – the organizers seemed really pleased with the display when we set up last night.
The second event is a new one for us. We’ll be at Unity Universalist tomorrow from 10am onwards (till mid-afternoon). They have a busy schedule, and this is their first Fayre , so we’re excited to see how that goes.
What’s really great is the feeling that 16 months after we opened the store, and just two years after we first started at the Farmers Market on Commercial Street, we are starting to make progress in raising awareness of Global Fayre and (more importantly) Fair Trade in our part of world.
We’re excited to be hosting a Fair Trade Fair at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church this weekend. Prince of Peace held their first Fair last year, and we were delighted to be asked to get involved this time.
10% of the proceeds will go to help ending hunger both locally and abroad through the Prince of Peace Social Ministry Team and Bread for the World.
The Fair gives you a chance to get an early start on your Christmas shopping, while helping to lift developing countries out of poverty.
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 815 East FR 182 (Plainview Road), Springfield.
When: Saturday, November 1st, 10am to 5pm