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Chris White, advertising manager of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, shows off a triple strand of fresh-water pearls shoppers have a chance to win.

Anything anyone could envision at a shopping extravaganza — and all in one location — will be the rule at Saturday’s Diva Holiday.

The shopping event is geared toward women, but Diva Holiday will offer men an opportunity to shine.

“Men enjoy the event as well, and it’s a perfect opportunity to buy a unique sometimes one-of-a-kind gift for the lady in their life,” said Chris White, Times-Enterprise advertising manager.

Diva Holiday is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Thomasville Center for the Arts, formerly Thomasville Cultural Center. There is no charge for admission.

The entrance to the center is on East Jackson Street between Scott Elementary School and the Thomasville High School football stadium.

In addition to Christmas items, vendors will offer a unique variety of items for any event.

Tickets to win a triple strand of fresh-water pearls will be sold for $2 each or three tickets for $5. The pearls are valued at $500.

“You do not have to be present to win,” White said. “We will call the winner if they’re not present.”

The event will have 50 vendors from Tallahassee, Lake City and McAlpine in Florida and Americus, Valdosta, Moultrie, Hahira and Thomasville.

“This is the fourth Diva event,” White explained. Diva events are held in the spring and fall.

Items available Saturday will include:

• Sterling-silver, high-fashion and fused-glass jewelry

• Clothing, including children’s apparel

• Purses, handbags, totes

• Baskets

• Pottery

• Tupperware

• Loungewear

• Cosmetics

• Scarves

• Ceramics

• Canine apparel

Personalized Christmas ornaments and wreaths and Yule season centerpieces will be available.

“Someone with designer clothes, ties, jewelry and shoes for weddings will be present,” White said.

Several vendors will set up in outside tents to show their products.

Author LaVonne Chung, of Tifton will sell autographed copies of her book, The Sign.

Kaye Lamb will sell barbecue lunches, with proceeds to go to Give Kids the World, which helps children with terminal illnesses.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kim Weckwert, Thomasville’s own Every Day Coupon Queen, will provide giveaways, prizes and advice on couponing.

“If you’ve been before, you need to come again,” White said. “The event will offer a vast array of new merchandise and unique hand-crafted items.

Diva Holiday is sponsored by the Thomasville Times-Enterprise and Southwest Georgia Community Blood Center.

The event also will offer pastries, jellies, jams and honey.

Blue Bell will give away three-ounce containers of the company’s Homemade Vanilla ice cream.

“We also do a bridal event, and next year in March, we’re doing a men’s event,” White explained.

Toys for Big Boys is scheduled for late February 2012.

At next spring’s Diva Day, the newspaper’s female employees will have a tent where furniture and crafts made by Times-Enterprise Diva Girls and their family members will be sold.

For more information about Saturday’s Diva Holiday, contact White at 226-2400, ext. 1810, or 403-6802.

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