Shop it up: Mistletoe Market proceeds to benefit community
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
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The Junior League of Marietta-Cobb’s 22nd annual Mistletoe Market is Oct. 11 to 13 at the Cobb County Civic Center. It is the group’s largest fundraiser.  From left are (top row) Stacey Thompson, Kim Fleming, Ashley Hill, Suzanne Hess, Kiley Morgan, Serina Cochran, (bottom row) Lisa Kopeck, Tonya Annino, Heidi Studier, Mamie Doyle, Katie Stieber (2012 Mistletoe Market Chair) Frances Sclmeca and Pamela Corvelli (2012 Mistletoe Market Chair-elect). Missing: Committee members Alison Brumley, Allyson Bianchi and Alexis Pizza. <br>Special/Holly Lauer Photography
The Junior League of Marietta-Cobb’s 22nd annual Mistletoe Market is Oct. 11 to 13 at the Cobb County Civic Center. It is the group’s largest fundraiser.  From left are (top row) Stacey Thompson, Kim Fleming, Ashley Hill, Suzanne Hess, Kiley Morgan, Serina Cochran, (bottom row) Lisa Kopeck, Tonya Annino, Heidi Studier, Mamie Doyle, Katie Stieber (2012 Mistletoe Market Chair) Frances Sclmeca and Pamela Corvelli (2012 Mistletoe Market Chair-elect). Missing: Committee members Alison Brumley, Allyson Bianchi and Alexis Pizza.
Special/Holly Lauer Photography
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Santa Claus is coming to town! Well, not this month, but it is not too early start Christmas shopping. The 22nd annual Mistletoe Market, a fundraiser of the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta is Oct. 11 to 13 at the Cobb County Civic Center at 548 South Marietta Parkway.

The shopping extravaganza features merchants from the greater Atlanta area and beyond who showcase the latest trends in apparel, accessories, jewelry, children’s clothing, holiday gifts, home and garden decor and gourmet foods. For exclusive early shopping, attend Premiere Night on Oct. 10 for a one-of-a-kind evening complete with food, silent auction and entertainment.

Fundraisers such as Mistletoe Market help JCLM achieve its mission.

“Our mission is to promote volunteerism, to impact our community and most importantly to develop the potential of women,” said Allison Carter, JLCM president.

The group celebrates its 80th anniversary as a driving force in the Cobb County-Marietta community this year. Whether through initiatives such as the Cobb Youth Museum or Open Gate, JLCM makes things happen.

“(JCLM) develops the potential of women so they can be strong community leaders. That is our heritage and a piece of our history,” Carter said. “Women can make a change and it can improve the community.”

Mistletoe Market is JCLM’s largest fundraiser.

“Mistletoe Market is one way we can raise money that ultimately we are able to give back to the community, to other non-profits that are improving our community,” she said.

JCLM gives more than 15,000 volunteer hours a year to the community. Its financial impact is more than $260,000 through annual grants along with volunteer hours given to community projects and agencies such as The Center for Children and Young Adults, The Center for Family Resources, Cobb County Safety Village, Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Cobb County Youth Museum, Reconnecting Families, SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, and YWCA of Northwest Georgia.

“We want to better our community,” Carter said.

Mistletoe Market is open to the public on Oct. 11 to 13 with new weekday shopping hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Premier Night tickets are $20 and regular tickets are $4. To purchase tickets online and for more information, visit www.jlcm.org.
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