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Made It Artisan Market invades Fort George
The first annual Made It Artisan Market takes over Fort George Saturday. (Brittany Carter/File photo)

The Made It Artisan Market at Fort George this Saturday is a community event in every sense of the word.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be free activities for children and adults, and opportunities to raise money for charity, all in the vein of a typical artisan hand-made market – which will invade Fort George for the afternoon. The event also has free parking and admission.

The NOTL Public Library will host the kid’s area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a “make and take” craft station.

Bollywood dancing workshops, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., are free and open to everyone. Expert dancers and novice wannabes can participate in the teachings of Shaw’s Krystal Kiran, singer, dancer, arts educator and owner of House of Kiran clothing, which will be on sale during the event.

The dunk tank puts local comedian Joe Pillitteri up for sacrifice. From noon, Pillitteri will offer himself as target to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation, of which he is a longtime supporter. Each year he increases his target fundraising goal from the previous year.

This year, with cousin Mike Pillitteri, under the team name, “Team Pillsy,” the two aim to raise $100,000.

Food trucks will also be on site throughout the afternoon. The market is hosted by Turquoise Tent Events, and the event page promises “Summer fun for all the family.”