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Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) Hosts “OLE Tyme Jamaican Gran’ Market” ™ and Community Thanksgiving Food Drive, Miramar

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Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) brings a slice of Jamaican lifestyle and culture to Miramar, Florida on Saturday, November 21, 2015 with the second staging of “Ole Tyme Jamaican Gran Market” ™ at Christway Baptist Church Grounds 3800 S. Douglas Road, Miramar, FL 33023 from 11AM to 5PM.

JWOF is tapping into the nostalgia of Jamaican “Gran Market” and the Holiday Arts & Craft Fairs in Jamaica by bringing the concept to South Florida to coincide with the traditional kick off of the Christmas shopping season in the United States at Thanksgiving.  Local artisans with a variety of unique items that cannot be found in stores along with a Farmer’s Market selling fresh produce will be presented. The event will also feature a Children’s Reading Corner, Storytelling and full day of entertainment.

This year JWOF has combined their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with Gran’ Market. Thirteen separate locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties serve as drop off locations for non-perishable food items that will be given to Life Net 4 Families of Broward County.

1. InOchi Pilates
Marion Robinson
12855 SW 132nd Street, Unit 101, Miami, FL 33186
305-439-0954

2. Robinson Law & Mediation
Georgia Robinson
3500 North State Road 7, Suite 437
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
Tel: 954-535-0827

3. Andover Academy
Donna Fong
8501 Cleary Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324
(954-577-9701)

4. Law Offices of Dahlia Walker, PA
Dahlia Huntington
3325 Hollywood Blvd., #206, Hollywood, FL 33021
954-963-8555

5. South Florida ENT Associates P.A.
Petagaye Huntington
8181 NW 154th Street, Suite#200
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Tel#: (305)-558-3724

6. Jamaica National Building Society,
Janice McIntosh
5039 N. State Rd. 7, Tamarac, FL 33319
954-485-3777 Ext 3826

7. Goldson Spine – Marcelle Jones
10796 Pines Blvd. #101, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
954-367-4888

8. Goldson Spine
954-584-3774
734 N. State Rd. 7
Plantation, FL 33317

9. Goldson Spine
954-960-5960
1335 South State Road 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

10. Jamaica National Money Transfer Mrs. Carmen Bartlett
(a) 6905 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023 (954-983-6480)
(b) 3895 NW 24 St, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
(c) 4100 NW 12 St, Lauderhill, FL 33313

11. Caribbean Today
Peter Webly
9020 SW 152 St. Miami, FL 33157

“Gran Market” is a shopping extravaganza so patrons are reminded to come prepared to shop for the holidays. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age and Adults are asked to donate $5 towards the JWOF Powerful Women…Next Generation Scholarship; food and drinks will be on sale. Entertainment for children and adults will be provided.

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