If you’re tired of all the Black Friday hype, a group in Cavendish is offering up an antidote: Cavendish Connects is sponsoring its third annual Abundance Swap on Saturday, Dec. 3.
At 9:30 that morning, participants are asked to bring new or gently used items to the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Then, starting at 10 a.m., you can take home things other people have brought to the swap.
"It’s a way to do your Christmas shopping or holiday shopping without having any negative impact on the environment and, in fact, save a little bit on your wallet," says organizer Margo Caulfield. "Save green, be green!"
She says the idea is catching on, and the swap gets bigger every year.
"We all like to get gifts, we all like to give gifts," says Caulfield. "And this is a way to do it that makes a lot of sense."
Caulfield says the free swap is also a fun way to bring the community together this time of year.