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Ornaments from The ‘Sip

8fde3-ornaments3While some Mississippians are making ornaments for a good cause this holiday season, others are just doing it for fun.

Summit resident Leslie Gordon is selling handmade Christmas ornaments to help her friends with the adoption expenses they will incur when they bring home a child from the Ukraine in January.

She created an ornament inspired by the architecture of Ukrainian churches that features the blue and gold colors of the country’s flag. It’s being sold for $20 in some Mississippi stores like Zsa’s Zsa’s at 2222 S. Frontage Road in Vicksburg.

e87cb-mustardThe Mustard Seed, a community for adults with developmental disabilities, is also selling ceramic ornaments created in its workshop by the center’s clients as part of their activities program. Each year, the organization features a specific ornament. This year, it’s a mitten. Others sold include angels, stockings and gingerbread men. Almost all are $10, and all proceeds benefit The Mustard Seed. To order or learn more, visit the website at

Mississippi College art students who are members of the National Art Education Association are selling ornaments to raise money for a trip to New York in the spring of 2012 to attend our national convention.

858b2-starfishThe Mississippi Heritage Trust is selling a metal pewter ornament shaped like the Old Capitol Museum. Proceeds will benefit the organization that works to preserve the historic places of the state.

Itta Bena native Jonni R. Webb, of J. R. Webb Pottery, is selling handmade Starfish for Sea Life ornaments to benefit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.

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