|The Fair Trade Fair will look a lot like this--minus the Boston College coeds.|
An established tradition in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s former home in Woodstock, the annual Fair Trade and Local Gifts and Craft Sale comes to the church’s new home in McHenry, 5603 Bull Valley Road, this Saturday, November 17 from 1 to 4 pm.
Sponsored annually by the congregation’s Green Sanctuary Committee, the sale offers fair trade craft items from around the world; gourmet coffee, tea and chocolates; and fine locally produced items.
“We offer one of a kind, hard to find items at exceptional prices just in time for the holiday season,” said Green Sanctuary Chair Caron Wenzel.
At 6 pm, after the Fair, Green Sanctuary will be sponsoring an organic/local pot luck. Dishes should try to include as many organic and/or local ingredients as possible. Diners should bring their own table service. Directly following the dinner the film, Water on the Table will be shown. The film explores Canada’s relationship to fresh water featuring Canadian activist, Maude Barlow, in her pursuit to protect water from privatization and her contention that water is a human right.
The sale will reopen privately for congregation members from 5 to 6 pm and again after Sunday services.
Green Sanctuary is the UU Congregation’s environmental ministry. It does educational programming for the congregation and community, supports the efforts of local environmental organization, volunteers in hands-on community ecological projects, and advocates for strong environmental protection.