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									July 28, 2011

        The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, Inc. (JLDOC) is proud to
announce the 2011 Holiday Market. which is a one-day shopping event for women, men and
children and features gifts, accessories, clothing, gourmet food, and home décor. Holiday
Market, one of the JLDOC’s primary fundraisers, enables us to impact our communities in
many ways. Our current focus area is helping children develop to their fullest potential and
our current project is a partnership with Communities in Schools and the Durham
Performance Learning Center. Our joint programming strives to help young people succeed
in school and equip them with the life skills necessary to prepare them for a bright future.
We are excited about our plans for the 2011 Holiday Market and we know this year’s event
will be bigger and better than ever!

       The 2011 Holiday Market will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00
AM to 8:00 PM at the Durham Marriott Convention Center in downtown Durham. We
have made lots of exciting additions this year and look forward to helping make your sales a
success. Here are some of the changes we are making to create the optimum showcase for
our vendor’s products and ensure that our vendors get the maximum exposure to shoppers.
           o There will be a new VIP Shopping Event that includes a cocktail party
               atmosphere. We hope that this will encourage our members to attend with
               their significant others and shop together (and buy more gifts!). The VIP
               event will run from 5-8 pm, with a break from 4-5 pm for vendors to prepare
               and have a break. It will be a fun and exciting shopping experience for
           o The Holiday Market has been extended with 3 EXTRA hours of shopping.
           o There will be a demonstration area for vendors to showcase their products
               and make announcements about their products throughout the event (for an
               additional fee).
           o We are arranging, based partially on vendor interest, a fashion show
               (children and adult) to take place at this year’s Holiday Market.
           o The Holiday Market committee is working hard to market and advertise the
               event. We plan on utilizing new advertising outlets and increasing all
               marketing efforts to bring in many shoppers.
           o The date has been moved to a date earlier in the season that we believe is
               more conducive to holiday shopping and that attracts shoppers who still
               have gifts to purchase.

        If you are interested in participating in the 2011 Holiday Market, please fill out and
return the enclosed application with your payment. If you return your application and
payment prior to September 1st, you will receive a discount. Tables are limited. For
premier and prime tables, the first applications/payments received will be given
priority. This also applies to consultants. Vendors will be selected with the goal of
obtaining the best combination of goods and services that will appeal to the broad spectrum
of Holiday Market shoppers. We will make selections and notify all applicants of their

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status on a first-come first-serve basis. We hope to notify you of your acceptance within
one – two weeks of receipt of your application/payment. Those applicants who are not
selected as vendors will receive a prompt refund of their pre-payment. (JLDOC does not
charge a sales commission on Holiday Market purchases. Our goal is to offer our shoppers a
wide variety of unique and exceptional products.)

        As a Holiday Market vendor, we would also like to offer you an opportunity to
advertise in League Lines, our glossy, full color, semi-annual JLDOC magazine. Vendors are
able to purchase advertising at a reduced rate --- 20% off our standard advertising price.
In order to be included in the Fall issue, which will be available at the 2011 Holiday Market,
advertising and payment is due prior to September 1. Please see the enclosed application
for additional details on this valuable opportunity.

        Thank you for your interest and we look forward to reviewing your application and
seeing you November 19th! This is an exciting time for the Junior League of Durham and
Orange Counties and the Holiday Market Committee! If you should have any questions,
please contact Lori Westbrook, Holiday Market Chair, at 919-818-1500 or send an inquiry
                                                 With best regards,
                                         The 2011 Holiday Market Committee

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