Susquehanna University hosts Fair Trade Festival

SELINSGROVE – This is the 6th year for the Fair Trade Festival atSusquehannaUniversity.  Festival committee member and senior Kelsey Fitting says they sell goods and take out the intermediary.  “The people that make the food and items are getting paid fair wages for what they are doing.  We like to promote this, especially around the holidays.”

Fitting says they have a number of food items as well as handmade goods for sale.  “Our handmade items come from 10,000 Villages, the Devine Chocolate is the organization we buy and sell from, the Equal Exchange is the kind of coffee we sell and we also get things from Heifer International where people can buy parts of animals, hygiene kits or malaria nets to send to countries in need.”

Fitting says they had their best turnout in six years for the first day of the festival.  The Fair Trade Festival continues through Saturday at7:00p.m.in the Degenstein Center at Susquehanna University. (Sara Bartlett)