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19th Annual Green Gift Bazaar planned on Small Business Saturday

A past Green Gift Bazaar in Downtown Alton.


The Sierra Club Illinois Piasa Palisades Group and Alton Main Street are celebrating Small Business Saturday by hosting the 19th annual Green Gift Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The event gives community members the opportunity to purchase “green” gifts for upcoming special occasions and support small businesses during the holiday season. People can pick up unique, locally-made, eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list, including herbal products, jewelry, art, ornaments, houseplants, clothing, and more.

The event will take place in Downtown Alton between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at two different locations—the Jacoby Arts Center located at 627 East Broadway and the Post Commons located at 300 Alby St.

There is no entry fee to shop at either location. Both locations will feature vendors selling a variety of environmentally-friendly gift ideas that are made from recycled or upcycled materials, fair trade, or hand crafted in the United States. In addition, shoppers will receive information about sales from downtown Alton retailers and restaurants. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at

“The Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club Illinois aims to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources, and the Green Gift Bazaar is a fun, holiday-themed opportunity to put that mission into action,” says Christine Favilla, co-coordinator of the Three Rivers Project with Sierra Club Illinois. “We look forward to welcoming community members from the Piasa Palisades region and beyond to the 19th annual Green Gift Bazaar on Nov.  27 and kickstarting the holiday season with Mother Earth in mind.”

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