Giving a gift this holiday season? Mark your calendars and make an effort to "Shop Local."
Barb Thomas, owner of Fort Thomas Central, has Fort Thomas and northern Kentucky looking forward to a lot in the next few months, but perhaps the most anticipated event is the Gifting Back Bazaar, December 3 at The Highlands Event Center in Fort Thomas.
"The Gifting Back Bazaar was born from the Gifting Back Parties initiated last year by Fort Thomas central," said Thomas. "The Bazaar, which consists of 30 boutiques and small businesses, will give 10% of sales to 30 different charities."
Thomas said last year, the gifting back parties allowed donations back to six different charities.
Additionally, furthering the gifting back theme, Fort Thomas Central will give 20% of the admission sales to NKY Hates Heroin
"I had known about the Specht's heartbreaking story, but heard it firsthand at a Story Matters event in October," said Thomas. "It touched every nerve in my body and felt it was appropriate given the nature of the event. We are so excited about bringing the community together for this first annual event."
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We are so excited about bringing the community together for this first annual even
• Fort Thomas Central will exhibit for the 2nd year at the Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Center, November 11-13th
• Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 19th
• Small Business Saturday, November 26th
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• 1st Annual Gifting Back Bazaar presented by Fort Thomas Central, December 3rd at The Highlander Event Center. The Gifting Back Bazaar will showcase 30 small businesses/artists, donate to 30 charities and present 30 prize giveaways to attendees. This is event is born from the Gifting Back Parties hosted by Fort Thomas Central last year. "Gifting a better day."
See the Facebook event page here.
See the Gifting Back Bazaar Facebook page here.
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