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Holiday in the Pines, 10,000 Villages underway in Nacogdoches

Pictured is HIPville. (Source: KTRE Staff) Pictured is HIPville. (Source: KTRE Staff)
10,000 Villages (Source: KTRE Staff) 10,000 Villages (Source: KTRE Staff)

Two big holiday shopping events are underway in Nacogdoches. And the good news is there's still one more day left.

The Nacogdoches Junior Forum's Holiday In the Pines had a sold out crowd for last night's VIP HIPville.

The vendor shopping fair resumed Friday and continues until 8 p.m. tonight at the Nacogdoches Expo Center. It picks up again tomorrow morning. 

Also, continuing tomorrow is Ten-Thousand Villages at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Handcrafted items from around the world are on display and for sale. Both shopping events raise money for charitable causes.

"Ten Thousand Villages is a wonderful worldwide organization that provides a good price for artisans' projects from all around the world,” said Bobbie Ann Anderson, a 10,000 Villages volunteer. “So instead of working in a factory and earning pennies from making something, they earn a true value of their product that they make." 

"All of our proceeds go back into the community, so every time you purchase a ticket you're actually going and putting money back in your community,” said Jennifer Sowell, the 2016 Holiday in the Pines chair. “Last year the junior forum gave over $66,000 in scholarships and grants."

HIPville is open at the Nacogdoches Expo until 8 o'clock tonight. Gates are open from nine to five tomorrow. Tickets $7 dollars. 

Ten Thousand Villages is open from 9 a.m. to noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church. There's free admission.

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