Lafayette

Aug 12, 2014 2:10 PM by KATC

Junior League of Lafayette to Host 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures

Junior League of Lafayette is preparing for the 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market, scheduled for September 25-27, 2014, at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Tinsel & Treasures is an annual three-day holiday shopping market with over 130 unique vendors, enthusiastic shoppers, generous contributors and committed Junior League of Lafayette volunteers.

Elizabeth Champion, Tinsel & Treasures Chair, explains that "every dollar spent on an admission ticket makes an impact on the community." As Junior League of Lafayette's largest fundraiser, Tinsel & Treasures provides the League with funding to carry out its mission-based programs and community outreach activities. In addition to Junior League of Lafayette run community programs such as Kids In The Kitchen and SMILES, more than $85,000 in grants was given to 19 local nonprofits during the 2013-2014 League year alone.

Since its inception in 1993, Tinsel & Treasures has raised more than $3.9 million which has been put back into the Lafayette community. The continued support of Tinsel & Treasures by the community will allow Junior League of Lafayette to continue enhancing the general well-being of women and the healthy development of children in Lafayette.

Single day tickets to the market are $8 in advance and $10.50 plus tax at the door; three-day passes are $20. Tickets are available from Junior League of Lafayette members and at Junior League of Lafayette Headquarters located at 504 Richland Avenue in River Ranch. Tickets are also available by calling Junior League of Lafayette Headquarters at 337-988-2739.

The Junior League of Lafayette is a nonprofit organization of more than 500 women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Last year, Junior League of Lafayette contributed more than 27,000 volunteer hours valued at more than $580,000 to community agencies and programs that are committed to the general well-being of women and the healthy development of children.

For more information about Junior League of Lafayette and its community service programs, please call (337) 988-2739 or visit www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com

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