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The Queens Market
May 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT$5
Welcome to The Queens Market!
We’re going to be bringing the excellence you expect in a market, but also some new experiences the whole family can enjoy. And don’t forget about those fabulous food trucks.
Oh yeah, they will be there too!
We’re busy curating a fantastic lineup of artisans and makers from all over the midwest. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all of the news and highlights about the market.
The market is a fundraiser that is near and dear to our hearts (see the mission below).
Our gate price is $5 for adults – 15 years or older.
But we hope you will bring the whole family for a day of fun!
Saturday, May 8th from 9:00-3:00
The Water Tower in Gridley, Illinois
Market with a mission.
Our market is a fundraiser for a cause that is deeply personal for women: FGM – female genital mutilation. It is a cultural tradition among many rural tribes of Kenya and many other parts of the world that dates back hundreds of years. It is deeply entrenched in culture as a requirement or rite of passage for girls. (We invite you to do more research on your own of what FGM entails.).
FGM is a cultural practice, rooted in inequality and discrimination against women and girls in a misguided attempt to curb sexuality and increase marriageability due to a subsequent “purity.” It is often a precursor to marriage (child-brides), and once married off, their education ends. The unfortunate outcome physically is a lifetime of health risks, pregnancy complications, anemia, and more. Spiritually, their needs are much greater.
For just $96 per year, or $8 per month we can support a precious child in an FGM rescue center. These funds provide them with food for a year, reusable sanitary supplies for a year, a gospel booklet, soap, and other hygiene products. We hope to sponsor up to 1,000 girls!
All proceeds of the market go to this mission.