Columbians Make Green Holiday Gifts

7 years 10 months 1 week ago Saturday, December 11 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:52:00 PM CST December 11, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of Columbia residents got some of their holiday shopping done Saturday without spending a dime. The Peaceworks' Center for Sustainable Living sponsored its free holiday gift-making workshop. This is the event's 13th season.

Participants made homemade presents like picture frames, tree ornaments, bath salts and journals out of recycled materials. Event organizers collected the materials for more than a month. Event director Amy Dove said the workshop does more than just support a green lifestyle.

"The real point of this gift-making workshop is to keep away from the commercialism of holidays," Dove said. "We're making handmade things that are from the heart that people can give without feeling like they're going to break the bank because they have to."

The workshop continues Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Peace Nook in downtown Columbia.

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