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Emporium puts Hearts & Hands to good use
The fifth annual Heart & Hands Emporium on Sept. 21-22 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville offers two days of bargains from a variety of vendor booths, with proceeds to benefit The Guest House.

Heart & Hands Emporium

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22

Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville

How much: $5

More info: Jenny Burns, 404-388-6320;

The fifth annual Heart & Hands Emporium shopping extravaganza is scheduled for Sept. 21-22.

Held by the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, the two-day shopping event features more than 70 vendors in the church’s banquet hall.

The emporium includes a variety of vendor booths that feature clothing, accessories, home décor, jewelry, collectibles, metal and wood art, original paintings, ornaments, children’s books, monograms and furniture, according to Janet McDonald, chairwoman of the event.

“There is something for everyone and all conveniently located in one place,” she said. “We hope that the emporium not only allows people to get a jump start on their holiday shopping, but also provides an enjoyable atmosphere for fellowship with friends and neighbors.”

Door prize drawings will be held and home-baked goods for sale. Proceeds will benefit The Guest House, a nonprofit adult day health center.

Tickets are $5 each, benefiting The Guest House.

“The theme for this ministry is ‘Changing the World One Purchase at a Time,’” said the Rev. Jenny Burns, associate pastor of communications and special ministries at First Baptist. “Our event has continued to grow. Our women’s ministry has been working hard to ensure another successful year in support of The Guest House.”