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Annual Fair Trade Sale Dec. 5

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

DAYTON DEANERY — Artisans from around the world will present their handcrafted items at the sixth annual Fair Trade Sale at Bergamo Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  Bergamo is located at 4400 Shakertown Road in Beavercreek.

“This show is unique because patrons can actually purchase items directly from artists who were born around the world and have resettled in the Dayton area,” said Cheryl Griffin, the event’s organizer.

The Fair Trade Sale will also feature items crafted in 20 different developing countries and sent through Catholic Relief Services Work of Human Hands program. Each artist is paid a “fair trade price” for her or his work.  Items will include jewelry, clothing, toys, home décor, gourmet food and ornaments.

Performers from Rwanda, Mexico, and Burundi will display their talents in dancing and singing.  The Mexican dance group will perform at 10 a.m.; the Burundi singing group at noon; and the Rwandan dance group at 2 p.m. A refugee from Iraq will speak about his experience at 12:30 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by Weavers of Justice, the Catholic Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Bergamo and CRS Fair Trade.

For more information call the Catholic Social Action Office in Dayton at 937-224-3026.

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