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Freeman Health System 12th Annual Miracle Market

The market displays a variety of unique items from 23 different vendors.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Shopping without feeling guilty got a little easier today for some folks. The Children's Miracle Network Hospital at Freeman Health System held their 12th Annual Miracle Market today. The market displays a variety of unique items from 23 different vendors.

"It's a great way for people to know what kind of products you have, what you offer," said Shelly Ertel, Miche Handbags Vendor. 

Ertel sells Miche handbags, which are interchangeable purses.

"Kind of something for everybody, and there's always new shells coming out so you can get a new purse in a sense by buying a new shell," said Ertel. 

She says there's so much to look at she can't help but shop at other vendors stations.

"You're always kind of looking behind you at your booth to see if somebody is there because you're busy shopping everybody else," said Ertel.

Shoppers could buy custom jewelry, handmade gifts, home and holiday decor, food, custom embroidery, and that's just the half of it. 

"Shopping at these events help make miracles happen for our local kids. It's a great way to feel good about your purchases," said Heather Lesmeister, CMNH Program Manager. 

Children's Miracle Network Hospital program manager at Freeman Health System says a percentage of the proceeds benefit the children here in Joplin.

"You'd be surprised how many children, neighbors, people you know that have used our services. The great thing about it is, we try to keep the money back here in the community, so you can feel good about your donation," said Lesmeister. 

If you missed the Miracle Market this year, they'll have an electronic show with tv's, gaming systems, other technology devices during the first week in December. 
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