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Woman’s Club to Hold MarketPlace Fundraiser

Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean.

Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean. Photo by Laura Sheridan

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Woman’s Club of McLean will hold a fundraising fair featuring numerous vendors, a lunch and dessert concession and a silent auction of some 35 goods and services. Dubbed the MarketPlace, it will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., in central McLean. Admission will be free. The event will coincide in timing with the Woman’s Club’s 46th annual Holiday Homes Tour taking place in the River Oaks area of McLean that day.

Products and services for sale at the MarketPlace will include jewelry, clothing, handbags, foods, decorative items, portrait sketching and Homes Tour tickets. (The tour tickets will also be available at selected local merchants for $25 before Dec. 6 and for $30 on Dec. 6 at the tour houses). A Woman’s Club Bakery will sell homemade baked goods and preserves.

Lunch—salads and sandwiches—will be available from Sweet Leaf of McLean from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and drinks and desserts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The silent auction, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will accept bids for 36 different goods and services donated by local businesses, from hotel stays and fitness classes to theater tickets and portrait photography, with the highest bidders being announced at 3 p.m.

Ample parking will be available in the church lots.

All proceeds of the MarketPlace and Homes Tour will be donated to local charities and nonprofits, such as Share, Inc., Alternative House, the McLean Project for the Arts (The Children’s Outreach), Claude Moore Colonial Farm, the McLean Volunteer Fire Department, Fisher House and the McLean Symphony, as well as used for scholarships and education.

For more information call 703-356-9646 or 703-556-0197.