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BCC Hosts Annual International Crafts Bazaar
Nov 13, 2008
The 23rd annual International Crafts Bazaar at Berkshire Community College will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 to 2; and again on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 to 4.

Sponsored by BCC's Global Issues Resource Organization (GIRO), the bazaar will be held in Room G-10 directly off the cafeteria on the lower level of the college's Susan B. Anthony Center.

Provided by Ten Thousand Villages, a large assortment of items will be for sale. The items, made by needy artisans in more than 25 developing countries, include Christmas cards and ornaments, knick-knacks, baskets, carvings, jewelry, musical instruments, and toys made of wood, onyx, jute, paper, metal, cloth and other natural products.

Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit marketing program of the Mennonite Central Committee, sets the retail price of each item as low as possible to maximize unit sales so that larger and more frequent orders can be placed overseas. Proceeds from the bazaar are returned to Ten Thousand Villages for reinvestment in the developing nations.



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