CORNELIUS – One-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts will be available at the annual Lake Norman Artisan Marketplace on Nov. 10.

The event, held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at KadiFit in Cornelius’ Oak Street Mill, will feature crafts by local and international artisans and benefit The Kilgoris Project, which educates, feeds and provides medical care for hundreds of children in rural Kenya.

Sale items include jewelry, accessories, handbags, home-décor items, children’s clothing and other artistry gathered from across Africa and around the world. Many of the Kenyan items are handmade by Upendo, the Kilgoris Project’s women’s co-op.

The Kilgoris Project is a nonprofit run by Huntersville resident Tia McNelly and her family. Proceeds go toward the Kilgoris Project’s schools, feeding programs, economic development and clean-water efforts.

For information, contact Jennifer Sidden at or visit