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Community Market Festival Comes to Howard Community College September 24

September 12, 2013

(Columbia, MD) – On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Howard Community College (HCC) will host its seventh annual Community Market Festival on the HCC Quad to promote the environmental and economic benefits of purchasing from local vendors. This event is designed to introduce students and the community to the concept of purchasing locally, so they can become lifelong supporters of the local economy. Educational materials about the benefits of buying locally will also be available.

The Community Market Festival will feature local and independent merchants selling items such as food, crafts, and pet supplies. Vendors will include familiar local businesses and independent crafters, selling items such as baked goods, coffee, produce, jewelry and handmade soaps.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 443-518-1420 or email

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 31,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.