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Start your holiday shopping at the annual JLCM Mistletoe Market Oct. 11-13

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Beat the holiday shopping rush and join the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM) at the 22nd Annual Mistletoe Market. The JLCM’s Mistletoe Market is a three-day shopping event hosting merchants from the greater Atlanta area. The annual event will take place at the Cobb County Civic Center from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 13, featuring new weekday shopping hours from 10 am to 7 pm and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

On Saturday, New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee will offer shoppers an exclusive sale of her newest book, Happily Ever Madder: Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl, before it hits stores. In cooperation with The Book Exchange, there will be an Author’s Block of book signings including Mary Kay Andrews, Maryann McFadden, Linda Sands and many more.

Premiere Night on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 pm offers an exclusive look at the one-of-a-kind merchant selections before the Mistletoe Market begins. The first 300 shoppers to walk through the door will receive complimentary swag bags. Hors d’oeuvres from Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth and Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such in Marietta will be provided throughout the evening. Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and Red Hare Brewery will be serving refreshments in the Bella’s Pizzeria Cocktail Area. There will be a silent auction table to bid on exquisite and unique items. Entertainment will be provided by Brother Whitlock Band, and Sonya Jones, author of Sweet Auburn Desserts, will be on hand to sign her cookbook.

As the largest fundraiser for the JLCM, all net proceeds raised from the Mistletoe Market are utilized to promote the JLCM mission of improving the lives of women and children in Cobb County.

Each year, JLCM members donate over 15,000 hours of volunteer service. The financial impact of these hours, combined with community grants, equates to more than $220,000 that is distributed to various community projects and agencies throughout Cobb County.

Mistletoe Market tickets may be purchased in advance for $4 on the JLCM Web site or from any Junior League member. Tickets will be $8 on the day of the event. Receive $1 off your ticket at the door by bringing a package of diapers to help JLCM support Cobb Diaper Day. Premiere Night tickets are $20.

This event would not be possible without the support of its sponsors that include Belk; Marietta Daily Journal; Publix Super Markets Charities; Barefoot Wine and Bubbly; Bella’s Pizzeria; Brother Whitlock Band; Cobb Life Magazine; Cobb Travel and Tourism; Henry’s Louisiana Grill; Holly Lauer Photography; Little Black Dress/Little Red Wagon; Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such, and Red Hare Brewery.

For more information on the Mistletoe Market and the JLCM, please visit www.jlcm.org, or find the JLCM and Mistletoe Market on Facebook to stay updated on merchant highlights and special events.

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