Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don't Miss the Gift Local Event in Portland, Oct. 22nd

Thanks to MrsJenniferMartin of the TN Etsy team for putting together this informative post about a great upcoming local event!

Made by TrueSelfStudio
Made by MrsJenniferMartin
Name: Gift Local
Tagline: "Helping your hometown, one purchase at s time"
Cost: FREE admission and parking to public
Vendors for profit: 10x10 booth-$50, 10x15-$65, 10x20-$95
Vendors non-profit: 10x10 booth-$30, 10x15-$45, 10x20-$75
Electricity for whole day: $20
Vendor specific info.: rain or shine, outside area, elec. available, NO equipment/tables/chairs/tents provided, call with questions, email for application
Location: J&K Tractors Pavilion
122 Davis Street
Portland, TN 37148
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
When: Oct. 22nd
Why: To bring focus on the local community buying directly from local businesses prior to the holiday season. Also supporting The Senior Center and Relay for Life, two non-profits that will be there.

If we, as a community, can buy at least one gift for the holiday season directly from a local small business, the financial impact from the community would be enough to show a noticeable difference.

Look out for our event information in local area newspapers, The Tennessean online, on the local area banks' digital marquees, social media, and on WQKR as we participate in the ladies' roundtable discussion 4-5 pm on Tuesday afternoon!

We have 8 vendor spots left and are still accepting applications with the exception of the jewelry and monogramming categories. We will have live music and still have time slots available for musicians to play. We have a good mix of local artists and crafters, direct sales, and local brick and mortar represented. We have received an excellent response from our local community and hope to have a great turnout!

We have some team members participating: Joy Wolski (A Little Bit of Joy), Dottie Feinstein (True Self Studio), and Kellie Rendleman (Claire Bear Baby).

Also, we will have Sassy Sisters (a local boutique that does custom monogramming, vinyl, purses, gifts, and also supports select handmade work from the Portland, Tn area). Gastite, a local factory, is sponsoring the Relay for Life booth and will be selling coffee, hot chocolate, muffins, grilled cheese, and so much more! All proceeds from that booth benefit Relay for Life. Portland's own Senior Citizen Center will also have a booth and will sell baked goods and handmade crafts. Proceeds from their booth will go back to The Senior Center to help fund their annual budget.

Tupperware, Partylite, Lia Sophia, Dove Chocolates, and Plexus Slim are all companies that will be represented, as well.

Our event is also on

Contact info:
Jennifer Martin 615-339-6233
Dixie Hill 615-457-4352

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