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Lawton Church Hosts Art Show

LAWTON, Okla- One local church gave the Lawton community a taste of artwork from all over the world Saturday, with the hope of raising money to support the church's mission program.

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church held its annual "Art Show with a Mission."

The art show typically features art from Texoma artists, but this year's show had a new addition.

They displayed handmade artwork from around the world, showcasing pieces that came from thousands of villages.

Pastor Lisa Beavers said they brought in this new artwork as a way to help people worldwide who are fighting to make a living.

"When you buy things from China at local or chain stores, the workers that make those items are paid very little in sweatshops. When you work with a Fair Trade Organization then you're guaranteeing those workers are being paid a fair wage, they're working in good conditions, and often it is supporting mission work in those countries as well," said Beavers.

 

The funds raised from this year's show will go directly to fund the church's upcoming mission trips.

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