Handmade Wilmington Artisan Market benefits sick Carolina Beach girl

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Artisans and shoppers gathered at the Hanover Center today for a good cause. The Handmade Wilmington Pop-Up Artisan Market featured local artists who hand-make their own goods.

But this market is not your average street fair.

All money raised from vendors fees and raffle sales will go to 3-year-old Larue Frizzelle, a Carolina Beach girl who was diagnosed with leukemia last year.

Lea Bullard, president of Handmade Wilmington says it feels great to be able to help a child in need.

"It's a fantastic feeling,” Bullard said. “That's part of Handmade Wilmington's mission, to do things to help the local community as well. So, that's what we're all about, and we're thrilled that everyone has come out today to help support it."

Organizers say they hope to raise one-thousand dollars for Frizzelle and her family to help pay medical costs.

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We are very happy to report that we surpassed our goal for the day and were able to raise over $1200 for Larue Frizzelle!