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Holiday Craft Show at Moravian to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Bethlehem, Pa., December 3, 2008—The Moravian College chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold a Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Breidegam Field House.  There is no admission, fee but donations will be accepted.  All proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Collegiate Challenge.

The craft fair will feature 65 vendors with about 80 tables displaying different crafts and vendors. Items being sold are candles, Christmas decorations, lamps, chocolates, children's clothing, scarves and mittens, jewelry of different styles, and home decor items. There will also be a raffle for a hand sown patchwork quilt; raffle tickets are $5 each and are on sale now in the Haupert Union Building. The drawing will be called at 1 p.m. Free parking for the fair is available behind Johnston Hall.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  The Moravian College Habitat for Humanity chapter of the organization participates in local Habitat construction projects, including “Collegiate Build 2005-2006,” involving several Lehigh Valley colleges, and the annual Homecoming Build; organizes fund-raising and advocacy activities; and collaborates with the Community Service Center to lead the annual Hounds for Homes spring-break trip.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.