Celebrate the coming of spring at WITAN’S 39th annual French Market arts and crafts shopping extravaganza on March 4th and March 5th at our NEW LOCATION at St. George Fellowship Centre. St. George is located at 3204 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH 44333.
The French Market is a juried arts and crafts show where shoppers will enjoy the distinctive talents of 67 artisans and craftsmen – MORE THAN EVER BEFORE - from Ohio and surrounding states, including returning favorites and new exhibitors. Exhibits will showcase a wide range of unique jewelry, pottery, clothing, outdoor décor, specialty foods, candles and much more.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at WITAN’s French Market.
• Returning this year is the French Roast Café, offering water, coffee, tea and pastries for a light snack from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A stop at the bakeshop, located in the Café, for an assortment of cakes, pies, cookies and other delicious homemade treats is a must!
• A delicious lunch will be served in the dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including a soup bar, salads and sandwiches.
• “Best of WITAN”, a new cookbook full of favorite recipes from WITAN Sustainers will also be for sale.
• Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win one of several fabulous baskets and prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. A separate jewelry raffle for a star ruby and gold necklace valued at $1500 is available with tickets $5 each or 5 for $20.
Complete the day at French Market with beautiful fresh flowers such a daffodils, primrose, violets and much more at the Garden Shop. Spring will definitely be in the air!!
WITAN’s French Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.
The annual French Market benefits WITAN’S Community Project Fund, which provides grants and allocations for numerous non-profit organizations and services. WITAN distributed over $60,000 in 2015 to more than a dozen local agencies. WITAN’s beneficiaries for 2015 included Akron Canton Regional Food Bank, Battered Women’s Shelter Center for Hope and Healing, Boys& Girls Clubs, CORE Furniture Bank, First Glance Student Center, Good Neighbors Food Center, Good Samaritan Hunger Center, H.M. Life Opportunity Services, Lift Up Ministries, Metro Assistance Group, Mobile Meals, Oasis Outreach Opportunity, Open M and The Ark.
Since 1943, the Women of WITAN have granted more than $1.2 million to the community through fundraising efforts.
In 2002, the members of WITAN incorporated the acronym Women In Touch With Akron’s Needs into its name to help define the purpose of giving organization and its commitment to the community.
For more information, please visit our website, www. witaninfo.org.