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Hospice Hearts Sanctuary French Market

New Champaign Non-Profit to Hold French Market

Urbana, Illinois, March 1, 2013 – Join central Illinois artisans and other local vendors on Saturday, March 23, 2013, for a French Market to benefit Hospice Hearts Sanctuary, a Champaign County non-profit that will provide care for dogs and cats with terminally ill owners.

The French Market will be open from 1:00–8:00 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center at 108 East Water Street. Admission to the French Market is $3 for adults. Children are free, but are welcome to bring a donation of pet food for local rescue organization Catsnap.

Inspired by an open air market in France, the French Market will integrate forty local vendors selling handcrafted and other unique goods and an assortment of other activities, including:

  • Local musicians — including Motherlode Stringband, Caleb Cook, David Howie, and Jammin’ Jimmy Bean — will set the mood of the market with acoustic tunes.
  • Gourmet small plates of French hors d’eourves from Cheese and Crackers and French desserts from The New Sweet Indulgence will be available for purchase.
  • Over fifty handmade quilts, blankets, and afghans from the Hospice Hearts Sanctuary Cover With Love Online Auction will be available for viewing and bidding.
  • Champaign-Urbana therapy dogs will be onsite in Le Smooch Le Pooch Booth, accepting kisses and hugs for donations to Hospice Hearts Sanctuary.

More information about Hospice Hearts Sanctuary is available online.

Hospice Hearts Sanctuary is a newly established non-profit organization located in Champaign County, Illinois, that seeks to provide care to cats and dogs with terminally ill owners in hospice care in Champaign, Ford, Piatt, and Vermillion Counties.

Hospice Hearts Sanctuary’s goal is to provide patients nearing end of life with the peace of mind that their beloved pets will be cared for both during their illness and at time of owner death. To achieve this goal, Hospice Hearts Sanctuary plans to build a freestanding sanctuary in central Illinois.

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