Gainesville, GA – Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by Premier Sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will be held November 3 – 5 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Proceeds from Marketplace 2011 will benefit Radiation Oncology within The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Marketplace Preview Party is Thursday, November 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Preview Party are $40 per person ($20 is tax deductible), which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent and live auction, a return admission to Marketplace and the chance to shop before Marketplace opens to the public. General admission is open 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Complimentary valet parking, and a parking shuttle will be available.
Marketplace will feature more than 70 merchants from seven states selling unique gift items such as art and books; jewelry and other ladies’ accessories; home accessories; women’s, men’s and children’s clothing; gourmet food; Christmas items and much more. Gifts will be priced in all ranges, from small inexpensive gifts to unique, one-of-a-kind items.
Marketplace is The Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual fundraiser and each year benefits healthcare services of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This year’s chairpersons Lee Anne Coyle, Beverly Filson and Meg Nivens lead a planning committee of 30 volunteers. More than 150 volunteers will serve during the Marketplace weekend.
For more information about Marketplace, call 770-219-1830.