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Seventh Annual Alternative Gift Fair Still Gives Hope

Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s Alternative Gift Fair, sponsored by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 22, at the Farm and Home Center, in Lancaster. Now in its seventh year, this event provides opportunities support local and global nonprofits through the purchase of alternative gifts and fairly traded items produced ethically and sustainably.

Featured organizations this year include Bead for Life jewelry, Divine Chocolate, and direct trade Liberty Coffee and Canaan Fair Trade Organic Olive Oils. Hand-poured soy and specialty essential oil candles will be vended by social enterprise Light On A Hill, a creative, profitable and sustainable social enterprise in Lancaster that gives women with employment barriers the opportunity to produce, package, market and sell the products. Radio station WJTL will host their signature Kids’ Cookie Break and broadcast live from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Food and beverage vendors will be on-site, and new this year is the Taste of the World experience, where for one ticket price, attendees can sample an eclectic selection of foods from local restaurants and caterers, including Catering by Christina, Urban Olive, Rafikis, Upohar and Food For Thought Catering. Event admission is free, but tickets are required for Taste of the World.

Location: 1383 Arcadia Rd. To purchase tickets for Taste of the World (with online discount), visit or get them at the door while supplies last. To volunteer or more information, call 717-201-9157 or email [email protected], or visit GiftsThatGiveHope.Org/lancaster.

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