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Holiday Craft Fair at Moravian College to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Bethlehem, Pa., December 1, 2009—The Moravian College chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold their 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, December 5, 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 trip, during which 25 students will travel to either Avery County, North Carolina or Pickens, South Carolina.

The craft fair will feature about 40 crafters and vendors with tables displaying different crafts as well as baked goods and refreshments. Items being sold are candles, Christmas decorations, lamps, chocolates, children's clothing, scarves and mittens, jewelry of different styles, and home decor items. Free parking for the fair is available behind Johnston Hall off of Elizabeth Avenue.

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.