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Church to host alternative gifts fair

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First United Methodist Church of Denton will host its annual alternative gift fair from Nov. 3-5 at the church, 201 S. Locust St. 

More than 30 vendors will sell one-of-a-kind items - fair trade goods, merchandise made by artisans in third world countries and merchandise donated by both First United Methodist Church members and Denton locals. Money raised at the sale benefits the participating nonprofits. 

Among the nonprofits participating in the fair are: Hearts for Homes, Interfaith Ministries, Denton Christian Preschool, Heifer Project, Marfa Ministry, Our Daily Bread, Fred Moore Day Nursery, Paper for Water, Threads of Hope, Goodies Galore, Rivera Elementary and more.

The fair starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. 

The fair will be in Miller Center, Miller Center Dinning Room and Flinn Hall, all inside the First  United Methodist Church.

FEATURED IMAGE: Heidi Thiele assists at the Empty Bowls of Denton table during the Alternative Gifts Fair at the First United Methodist Church of Denton. Proceeds from the event will benefit Our Daily Bread Kitchen and the Denton Community Food Center, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Denton, Texas, Jeff Woo/DRC.