CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The 9th Annual Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair lets you choose holiday gifts with a deeper meaning for your loved ones, while enjoying the day with your neighbors, helping the environment and wildlife, providing meals and shelter for people in need, or giving an orphaned child a chance to go to school.
Music will be provided by the Unitarian Folk Orchestra, Ralph Tate, and the SeeSee Sisters (Candy Davis and Christine Bauer).
The popular silent auction component of the Fair returns again this year.
A donation of one non-perishable food item is requested (but not required) for admission. All collected donations will benefit Southern Illinois food assistance programs. The collection of canned goods is called Margie's Basket, in memory of long time community volunteer and Alternative Gift Fair organizer, Margie Parker.