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Students Organize Fair-Trade Sale in Solidarity With World’s Working Poor

Amie J. Glace, an applied human services major from Montoursville, models a scarf and maraca that were  available at the Ten Thousand Villages sale.
Amie J. Glace, an applied human services major from Montoursville, models a scarf and maraca that were available at the Ten Thousand Villages sale.
Among the applied human services majors operating the sale are, from left, Tyler R. Mausteller, of South Williamsport; Annie M. Wolf, of Williamsport; Kacie L. Weaver, of Harrisburg; Amie J. Glace; and Nicole M. Sailor, of Williamsport.
Among the applied human services majors operating the sale are, from left, Tyler R. Mausteller, of South Williamsport; Annie M. Wolf, of Williamsport; Kacie L. Weaver, of Harrisburg; Amie J. Glace; and Nicole M. Sailor, of Williamsport.
Kacie L. Weaver displays a scarf that was among the fair-trade sale items.
Kacie L. Weaver displays a scarf that was among the fair-trade sale items.
One of many novel items is displayed by Nicole M. Sailor.
One of the sale’s many novel items is displayed by Nicole M. Sailor.

Students in the Community and Organizational Change class taught by Deb Q. Bechtel, instructor of human services/social science, successfully organized and staffed a Ten Thousand Villages sale Wednesday through Friday in the Bush Campus Center. The annual sale features unique, handmade gifts such as jewelry, home decor and personal accessories. Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world’s largest fair-trade organizations, striving to improve the lives of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 37 countries throughout the world.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

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