Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by premier sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, is celebrating its 22nd year November 7 – 9 at the Gainesville Civic Center. All proceeds from Marketplace 2013 benefit Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, which works to prevent accidental childhood injury – the leading killer of children ages 14 and younger in the U.S.
Marketplace Preview Party is Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Preview Party are $45 per person and are available for purchase online at nghs.com/tickets. Preview Party attendees will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres; silent and live auctions; 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, November 8, and 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. Tickets are $5, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Complimentary valet parking and a parking shuttle will be available.
Marketplace will feature more than 70 merchants from eight 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 an annual social and fundraising event of The Medical Center Auxiliary, which benefits healthcare services of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This year’s chairpersons – Kristin Daniel, Emily Embry and Ellen Toms – lead a planning committee of more than 30 volunteers including Auxiliary president Jennifer K. Bagwell. More than 150 volunteers will serve during Marketplace weekend.
For more information about Marketplace, or to purchase tickets, call 770-219-1830 or visit nghs.com/marketplace.
About Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County
Created in 1992, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County is one of 32 coalitions in Georgia dedicated to the prevention of accidental injuries, a leading killer of children 14 and younger. In 2012, members of Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County provided 352 programs and events reaching an estimated 56,200 children and their families, teachers and caregivers. Through these programs, more than 2,571 safety devices were distributed to families in need. For more information, please visit www.safekidsgainesvillehall.org , call 770-219-8095 or follow us on Facebook.