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Christy Jordan to Highlight Holiday Market Event Nov. 10

Oct. 20, 2011

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Christy Jordan to Highlight Holiday Market Event Nov. 10

FLORENCE, Ala. - University of North Alabama alumna Christy Jordan will headline the university's Holiday Market event Nov. 10. Jordan is a popular food blogger and editor-at-large for Southern Living, and is scheduled to appear on Food Network's "Paula's Best Dishes" next month. The Holiday Market is being held at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center and will showcase holiday goods from local and national vendors. The event will be followed by Jordan's cooking demonstration, where she will feature several of her delicious holiday recipes. Jordan will be assisted by students of the UNA culinary arts program during her demonstration. Jordan first became famous through her blog, southernplate.com, and now hosts the online series Quick-Fix Suppers on southernliving.com. She plans to release her second cookbook in 2012. Tickets to the Holiday Market are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children 12 and under. Major sponsors include the Marriot Shoals Hotel and Spa, The Home Depot and Southern Living. Proceeds from the event support the culinary arts program at UNA. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact the UNA Department of Human Environmental Sciences at 256-765-4313.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/