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At this rate, this Fair Trade thing might actually catch on here!
For more information on Fair Trade in general, and Global Fayre in particular, go here.
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 had a nice write-up from Juliana Goodwin today in our local newspaper (Springfield News-Leader). The focus was on eco-friendly clothes, and Juliana featured our Tees-for-Change T-shirts and baby onesies. She also featured a bag that Global Fayre and Anna Sophia’s both retail, from Ganesh Himal Trading….a really cool recycled inner tube from a tyre!
You can check the article out here.
We’re excited to be returning to Christ Episcopal Church on Walnut this weekend for another Fair Trade Fayre. We’ll be joined again by Karen from Anna Sophias, and will have a great range of Fair Trade products on offer. 10% of all sales revenues go to the Church’s Outreach Fund.
The Fayre starts on Sunday morning (Sept 21st) from 8am.