Grace College will host its third annual Night Market on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 – 9 p.m. in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave, Winona Lake. Night Market is an alternative Christmas shopping experience. Many vendors will be present, including those from local businesses, non-profit organizations and independent artists. Items include home décor, jewelry, clothing, toys and much more.
“Night Market is unique because it allows the community to support local vendors, donate to a variety of causes and give one-of-a-kind gifts,” said Kearstin Criswell, director of student involvement at Grace College. “We’re looking forward to serving Warsaw and Winona Lake through the event again this year.”
Participating organizations and businesses include Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW), Creative Women of the World and One World Handcrafts. These vendors donate a portion of their proceeds to a variety of causes including sex trafficking victims, adoption funding and fair wages for workers. Other vendors, including many Grace College students, will give a portion of their proceeds to Boomerang Backpacks, a food distribution program for low-income children in northeast Indiana.
Live Christmas music performed by student musicians from Grace will begin at 5 p.m. Rise’n Roll doughnuts will be sold by the single or dozen with proceeds to benefit Boomerang Backpacks. Additionally, individuals and families can pay $3 to pack a backpack for a student in the community.Packing stations will be set up at Night Market for this purpose.
“We encourage parents to bring their kids after school, grab a snack and enjoy the Night Market experience,” said Criswell. “It’s a very family-friendly event.”
For more information about Night Market, email Kearstin Criswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.