Tuxedo Historical Society hosts international bazaar Dec. 11 and 12

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:42

Tuxedo — For one weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — the headquarters of the Tuxedo Historical Society will be transformed into an international craft and food bazaar. This sale of crafts and goods from around the world is held in cooperation with SERRV International (www.serrv.org). “These are gifts that give four times over,” said Deborah Harmon, executive director of the society. “First, the recipient will enjoy a unique hand-produced item; second, each purchase provides direct income to crafters and farmers; third, purchases support the work of SERRV International; and fourth, a percentage of each purchase helps to support THS projects.” All of the items are “fairly traded” meaning that the producers receive a living wage for their work. Fair trade is not about charity but rather about empowering producers to develop their own sustainable businesses. Behind each item is the story of the farmer or crafter who produced it: from the cocoa growers in Ghana to a women’s food cooperative in Israel and the West Bank, to weavers in Haiti. Prices range from one penny to $78. The historical society headquarters are located at 7 Hospital Road in Tuxedo. For more information email tuxedohistory@gmail.com or call 351-2926.