Nov. 9-11: Junior League of Roanoke Valley Kicks Off Holiday Season with The 24th Annual Stocked Market Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
All proceeds from ticket sales go back into the community through annual grants to area organizations
The Junior League of Roanoke Valley will kick off the holiday season by holding its annual fundraiser The Stocked Market, a three-day shopping event with over 100 merchants held at the Roanoke Civic Center that attracts more than 10,000 attendees each year. Raising more than $2 million dollars in its 23-year history, the Stocked Market is the League’s only major fundraiser with all proceeds from ticket sales funding the League’s annual grants awarded to area organizations.
“The Stocked Market is the perfect way to get your holiday shopping done while helping the community,” said Amy Foster, President of the Junior League. “Each person who visits the Stocked Market is helping to make a difference in the Roanoke Valley and the League greatly appreciates every single person’s support. The holiday season is all about giving, and it is very rewarding after all our hard work of planning for the Stocked Market to see so many members of the community come out to help give back to the community.”
Each year, all the proceeds from the fundraising event benefit area community organizations through grants awarded by the League. Grant recipients have included the Ronald McDonald House, the Rescue Mission, CHIP of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke Area Ministries, DePaul Community Resources and so many more.
The Stocked Market features popular local vendors, such as Chocolate Paper, Pure Spa, and The Gift Niche, as well as vendors from across the country. There’s something for everyone! Exclusive merchandise including unique gourmet foods, fashion apparel, accessories, arts, antiques, home and garden décor, pet products and much more will be for sale.
The Stocked Market begins on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. with the VIP Preview Coffee. Tickets can be purchased for $18 (which includes a three-day pass to the Stocked Market) at the door and includes coffee and breakfast provided by Holiday Inn Valley View. Exclusive to this event are the Swag Bags, Raffle and featured artist. Swag Bags will be available for purchase for $30 as soon as the doors open at 8 a.m. and are valued at $100-$500. For the raffle, Ferguson will provide three big-ticket items such as a Miele Vacuum Cleaner, Kitchen Aide countertop mixer, and upscale, designer bathroom fixtures. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each or 5 for $20. The winners will be announced starting at 10:15 a.m.
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 9, the Stocked Market will open to general admission ticket holders. Three-day general admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 or $9 at the door.
Stocked Market general admission hours are:
Friday, Nov. 9: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., Santa will be visiting from the North Pole by helicopter and landing at the Roanoke Civic Center. He will be available for pictures at various times throughout the event.
To purchase tickets for the Stocked Market or to find out more about the JLRV, visit www.jlrv.org or contact the JLRV office at 540-343-3663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Ferguson, Hometown Back, Holiday Inn Valley View, Pure Spa, the Junior League office in the Jefferson Center or from a Junior League member. Parking at the civic center is free and children 12 and under are free.
Organized in 1927 and celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, the Junior League of Roanoke Valley is a volunteer organization for women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Roanoke Valley, along with 293 Junior Leagues in four countries, is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. The AJLI, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
Submitted by the Junior League of Roanoke Valley