Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by premier sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, will take place November 1 – 3 at the Gainesville Civic Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Marketplace 2018 will benefit Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, which works to prevent accidental childhood injury – the leading killer of children ages 14 and younger in the United States.
Marketplace Preview Party is Thursday, November 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the Preview Party are $50 per person and are available for purchase at nghs.com/marketplace. 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 p.m. on Friday, November 2, and 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. 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 80 merchants from six states, selling unique gift items such as art, books, jewelry and other ladies’ accessories, home accessories, 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 fundraising event of The Medical Center Auxiliary, which benefits health care services of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This year’s chairpersons – Katie Crumley, Jenny Floyd and Morgan Wood – lead a planning committee of more than 30 volunteers including Auxiliary president Ellen Toms. More than 115 volunteers will serve during Marketplace weekend.
“Marketplace truly is a wonderful event where attendees have the opportunity to shop with merchants they wouldn’t normally have access to, all while raising money and showing support for a great cause,” said tri-chair Katie Crumley. “It is definitely a win for all involved.”
For more information about Marketplace, or to purchase tickets, visit nghs.com/marketplace or call 770-219-1830.
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, teachers and caregivers annually. For more information, please call 770-219-8095 or follow us on Facebook.