– Shopping extravaganza has something for everyone – As we head into the fall season, it is hard to believe that the holidays will be upon us so soon – but there are now less than two months until the holiday season is in full swing. Those in-the-know will have their calendars marked for Monday, Oct. 25 from 7 – 9:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On those days, the Humble Civic Center will come alive with fun, food and festivities showcasing the Kingwood Women’s Club 14th annual Holiday Marketplace and preview party. All proceeds from the event benefit local charities. These organizations include Project Mammogram, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, FamilyTime, The Mission, Lonestar College scholarships, Society of St. Stephen and more. “We really hope to make $100,000 this year,” said publicity chair Leslie Mercier. “We have 50 percent new vendors, and this year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. ” The Holiday Marketplace will feature more than 90 booths with an astounding array of holiday gift items, including jewelry, home décor, gourmet foods, clothing and more. The preview party, held Oct. 25 from 7 – 9:30 p.m., includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a silent auction, and a big head-start on the shopping. The silent auction features get-away packages, including a Palm Springs vacation. A ticket for the preview party is $25, and includes general admission the following day. Ticket prices for the Marketplace include: $7 for general admission to the Marketplace only; or $25 for general admission plus a delectable luncheon catered by Carrabba’s. Snacks and sandwiches will also be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased at Sterling Events/Alspaugh Ace Hardware, Atascocita Ace Hardware, Kingwood Garden Center or by calling 281-540-9346. For more information, visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.com or www.Facebook.com/KingwoodWomensClub.  Photo: The annual KWC Holiday Marketplace offers a plethora of shopping choices for every taste.

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