El Jadida, Morocco comes to the Foss on Fathers Day

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Hand-woven scarves from Morocco, jewelry, leather purses and more will be available for sale at the June 16 Concerts on the Foss.
Credit: Bruce Sadler

By Mario Lorenz
Friends of the Foss Committee Member

Tacoma has 15 Sister Cities throughout the world. One of these is in El Jadida, Morocco, a port city much like Tacoma. Just down the road from El Jadida is a small town called Azemmour where the women of Azemmour weave magic into scarves, quilts, drapes and more.

On Father’s Day, you can see and purchase some of the handiwork of these remarkable women, as some of Morocco will be on sale at the Concerts on the Foss on Sunday, June 16

Authentic handcrafted items will be available for sale at the Sister Cities Souk, or booth, at the Thea Foss Summer Concert Festival from noon to 4:00 p.m. at 1821 Dock St., just behind the Museum of Glass. The booth will also have information on all Tacoma’s sister cities. Sister cities membership applications will be available as well.

Proceeds from the souk will benefit educational and service projects to be developed for Tacoma’s sister city in El Jadida, Morocco. Items include hand-woven scarves, jewelry and leather purses. The source of these handcrafted items is from artists in the province of El Jadida, and they are offered at fair market rate. Look for the souk among vendors at the Thea Foss Summer Concert Festival, which features 30 vendor booths, non-stop entertainment in the amphitheater, and special food giveaways by Johnny’s on the Dock and others.

Mark your calendars now, as you will not want to miss the action on the Foss.

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