Saturday, November 27, 2004

Sale of handmade gifts to benefit Mustard Seed

Mississippians can buy unique handmade gifts - including ornaments similar to some on national display in Washington, DC - at the Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Mustard Seed, 1085 Luckney Road in Brandon.

Proceeds from the annual event support Mustard Seed, a group home and activities program for mentally challenged adults.

The Bells of Faith Handbell Choir will perform at 11:30 a.m.

Among the items available for purchase will be an angel figurine trimmed in gold, a design developed by Mustard Seed artists for the 2004 Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, DC, which begins Thursday with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

Other works by Mustard Seed artists will be on sale as well, including ornaments in several styles, vases, planters, bowls, casserole dishes, trivets, mugs, art cards and canvases.

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