TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – At this village, more than 100 vendors are selling a variety of items.
“We have sweets and confections, we have dips and cheese balls,” said Kay Allison of Southern Sisters Gourmet.
“We have protein powder mix that’s 100 % vegan protein. We have fiber boost. We have skin care that doesn’t contain any mineral oil or additives or toxins,” exclaimed Lori Robertson, who markets Arbonne.
There are also Christmas decorations jewelry and some unique offerings.
“Pink is our signature color, we have revolvers, semi automatics, .22s, that type of thing,” said Ashley Morgus of “Pink Shooters.”
“It’s an instant reusable hot and cold pad, you can use them anywhere, just snap the little disk inside, mush it around and you have an instant 130 degrees of heat anywhere you like,” demonstrated Yuledy Webb, who is selling Helios Heaters.
“We make custom blue jeans in Mississippi we use American denim, American cotton grown in the USA, American hardware, we make jeans to fit the customer, made to measure blue jeans,” said Josh West, of Blue Delta Jeans.
Everyone who comes through the Village doors also helps support a great cause. Ticket sales and fees for vendors’ booths all go to the Sanctuary Hospice House.
The four day market attracts thousands of people who say there’s something for everyone.
“Christmas shopping, holiday décor, presents for people and of course stuff for myself,” said Brittany Pierce.
“I’ve seen lots of great items I need, so I’m coming back tomorrow without my husband,” said Dana Lewis.
“It’s a neat place to just come shop and enjoy the day, festive,” exclaimed Jane Hanson of “Baby Jane’s.”
Each year Celebration Village raises about $300,000. It takes a lot of work to put this on. But organizers and volunteers say it’s all worth it when you consider the number of lives touched by the Sanctuary Hospice House.