Hello everyone,

I am writing to let you all know that the Margaret Eberle Fair Trade Festival will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 10am to 5pm in Asbury Hall at the Memorial United Methodist Church located at 250 Bryant Avenue in White Plains.  There will be a variety of fair trade vendors selling both local and international wares and craft items.  Of course a delicious lunch will also be served and some local musicians will be featured as well.  The flyer and e-blast is forthcoming.  There is a modest sliding scale admission fee of $2 to $5 – no one turned away.

The LOFT, the MLK Institute, MUMC and Central Korean are all working together with other community partners, including WESPAC, to honor the loving memory of Margaret Eberle who dedicated her life working for a more peaceful and just world.

Around 10 WESPAC members volunteered to help out at our annual meeting of members.  We could use a few more.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up, providing relief for vendors, staffing tables and helping with clean up at the end of the day.  We also need people to offer to bring homemade baked goods for the bake sale.  All proceeds (separate from vendor income which they keep for themselves) will go to help a project at the Methodist Church.

Here is a reminder for those who volunteered at the annual meeting.  If you would like to help out as well, please let me know:

Sandra Bernabei 9am to 12 noon
Annia Jaffa  10am to 12 noon
Felice Gelman 9am to 10am
Jalal Sabur will help with food
Roger Drew, Doug DeCandia and Bailey Rollins will help as needed
Debbie Kair, Gayle Dunkelberger and Nick Mottern will work 1pm to 6pm

Ted De Soyza: 1pm to 2pm.

We will have at least five Pace students who can stay all day.

Thank you very much for helping us ensure the success of the day as we do our holiday shopping in a socially and environmentally conscious way and at the same time honor the legacy of Margaret Eberle.