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Marketplace draws shoppers from all over
Event benefits children's charity
Sara Oakley looks through items at the Transformation Glass booth Friday during the 25th annual Marketplace event at the Gainesville Civic Center. Oakley purchased a pair of earrings from the Clayton-based artist. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Shoppers from all across the region are venturing to Gainesville this weekend to search for gifts at the 25th annual Marketplace.

Items for sale from more than 86 vendors include home interiors, clothing, gourmet food, jewelry, gardening tools, skin care and antiques.

The event continues Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, in Gainesville. Tickets are $5 per person.

All proceeds will go to Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, which provides education to families on preventing accidental injury, according to its website. Safe Kids is an initiative within the Medical Center Foundation’s Healthy Journey Campaign.