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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)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

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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