Red Geranium Artisan Market set for Aug. 19

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    Several local artisans will be featured at this year’s Red Geranium Artisan Market. (Submitted photo)
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    Several local artisans will be featured at this year’s Red Geranium Artisan Market. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

Noblesville’s First Presbyterian Church has found a way to mix its project missions with area artisans.

The second Red Geranium Artisan Market is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, 1207 Conner St., Noblesville..

“We have vendors who are going to be representing different crafts,” said church missions elder Sue Jourdan, a Noblesville resident. “We’ll have jewelry, clothing, repurposed woodwork. We have representatives from nurseries that are going to bring some things to sell from their local businesses.”

More than 30 vendors will have booths, including some fine artists. There will be food vendors and live music during the market.

All proceeds go to the First Presbyterian Church’s mission projects, including support of local programs such as the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, national and international charities.

“We recently collected food and clothing to send to Malawi, Africa,” Jourdan said.

The church expects to send a second shipment of items. The missions teams pay for all shipping to get the items sent.

The church also supports the Last Bell Ministries, which helps orphans in Ukraine.

The bake sale will support local missions in Hamilton County.

“The proceeds from food sales and vendors booth rentals will be used for a mission,” Jourdan said.

The church is partnering with Noblesville’s Nickel Plate Arts.

“They’ve been featuring some artists at our church,” said Jennie Auble, a church member who is helping organize the event. “They’ve been putting us on their calendar and website to help with promotion.”

The event has been featuring a different artist each day on its Facebook page, Red Geranium Artisan Market.

Church member Larry Grabb’s band will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Auble said some Noblesville High School music students also will perform in the morning.

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