Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 3 and 4, 2017

 

Witan's 40th French Market Arts & Crafts Show Coming in March, Akron, OH

 

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 $75,000 in 2016 to more than a dozen local agencies. The popular French Market is a juried arts and craft show where shoppers will enjoy the distinctive talents of 68 artisans and craftsmen from Ohio and surrounding states.

 

 

Akron, Ohio, February 9, 2017 - 2017 represents a milestone year for Witan as it presents its 40th Annual French Market arts and crafts shopping extravaganza to be held on March 3th and March 4th at St. George Fellowship Centre.  St. George is located at 3204 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH  44333.
 
The popular French Market is a juried arts and craft show where shoppers will enjoy the distinctive talents of 68 artisans and craftsmen 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.
 
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.
 
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 light luncheon of cheese and crackers and wine will also be available in the Café.   A stop at the bakeshop, located in the Café, for an assortment of cakes, pies, cookies and other delicious homemade treats is a must!
 
•          New this year is a ‘selfie booth’ where at no cost visitors can have some photographic fun.
 
•          A lunch will be served in the dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including choices such as a Mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich, crab sliders, salad with chicken and tomato basil soup.
 
•          New this year is a VIP Dining Room, which will accept reservations for a complete lunch including appetizer, salad, lunch entrée choice, decadent dessert and wine.  Advance reservations can be made to
bettysdtr@gmail.com .
 
•          Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win one of several baskets and prizes donated by local businesses.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
 
•          Complete the day and celebrate spring at French Market with fresh flowers such a daffodils, primrose, violets and much more at the Garden Shop. 
 
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 $75,000 in 2016 to more than a dozen local agencies.  Witan’s beneficiaries for 2016 included Caring for Kids, Family Promise, Girl Scouts of NE Ohio, Christ Child Society, Girls on the Run NE Ohio, Safe Landing Youth Shelters, Battered Women’s Shelter, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, First Glance, Community Pregnancy Center, OASIS Outreach Opportunity, Mobile Meals, Rape Crisis Center and Open M.
 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Janice Lindstrom

Email: jalindstrom@lindstrom-assoc.com

Phone: (330) 697-3487

 

Lindstrom Associates, Inc.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Web: www.witaninfo.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Witan's 40th French Market Arts and Crafts Show

Event Date: March 3 and 4, 2017

Event Time10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event Location: 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333

Admission: Tickets are $6 at the door.

Web: www.witaninfo.org

Contact: Janice Lindstrom, jalindstrom@lindstrom-assoc.com, (330) 697-3487

Description: 2017 represents a milestone year for Witan as it presents its 40th Annual French Market arts and crafts shopping extravaganza to be held on March 3th and March 4th at St. George Fellowship Centre.  St. George is located at 3204 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH  44333.   The popular French Market is a juried arts and craft show where shoppers will enjoy the distinctive talents of 68 artisans and craftsmen 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.   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 $75,000 in 2016 to more than a dozen local agencies.

 


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