Collective market benefits Jaycees Shopping Tour

Submitted photo / The CollectiveFelting by Laura owner Laura Gutzwiller, center, shows some of her original artwork to patrons at The Collective Artisan Market on Sept. 15 market at Burn 'Em Brewing in Michigan City.

LA PORTE – Local entrepreneurial group The Collective is hosting its fifth artisan market of the year on Saturday at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the La Porte Jaycees’ Deserving Children’s Shopping Tour.

The shopping tour organizes community chaperones to take local students in need in grades K-5 shopping for the holidays. In two nights, they are able to take 550-600 La Porte County students out to get winter essentials, dinner and gifts. The Jaycees have fundraisers throughout the year, as well as sponsors, to help fund the 49th annual shopping tour.

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