25th Annual Marketplace Scheduled November 3rd through 5th

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by premier sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, is celebrating its 25th year this November 3 – 5 at the Gainesville Civic Center.  All proceeds from Marketplace 2016 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 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Tickets for Preview Party are $50 per person and are available for purchase 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 4, and 9:30 a.m. –  5 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.  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 85 merchants from five states, selling unique gift items such as art; 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 friend and fundraising event of The Medical Center Auxiliary, which benefits healthcare services of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  This year’s chairpersons – Maggie Griffin, Caroline Nix and Leslie Miller – lead a planning committee of more than 30 volunteers including Auxiliary president LeeAnn LoCicero.  More than 130 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 30 coalitions in Georgia dedicated to the prevention of accidental injuries, a leading killer of children 14 and younger.  Through a local coalition made up of 130 members representing more than 30 community agencies, Safe Kids provides safety equipment and education in injury areas such as child passenger safety, water safety, fire safety, wheeled sports safety and more, reaching more than 50,000 children, family members, teacher and caregivers annually. For more information, please call 770-219-8095 or follow us on Facebook.

Pictured (L to R): Caroline Nix, Maggie Griffin, Sally Darden, Leslie Miller and Mary Lynn Coyle