World Marketplace Preview Sale on June 28

(Left to right) International summer Piggly Wiggly employees, Taew and June from Thailand, admire a planter basket created by weavers from the Philippines.

World Marketplace, an outreach program of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, will open and host a preview sale at the church on June 28 during the spaghetti dinner marking the opening of this year’s Olde Ellison Bay Day celebration. Doors open at 4 pm, and the sale lasts until 7:30 pm.

The marketplace, continually in operation at Shepherd of the Bay for more than 30 years, will feature items for the garden as well as colorful jewelry, scarves and baskets from countries around the world. Proceeds from the sales go to benefit women, their families and their communities in areas experiencing the impoverishing effects of natural disaster and economic disparity. In addition to unique artistic creations the marketplace features fairly traded teas and Arabica coffees in a wide variety of roasts.