Ashland's annual Abundance Swap is set Sunday, Dec. 12.

Ashland's annual Abundance Swap is set Sunday, Dec. 12.

Participants in the event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, bring five items from home that are in good condition and would make good gifts. They place them on tables and leave with other items they'd like to give as gifts.

Participants should arrive by about 1:15 p.m., and the event lasts an hour to 90 minutes, said organizer Jeff Golden, who created the swap in 2002.

"We encourage everyone to use the items they take away from the swap as gifts to others, making this event an alternative to the conventional holiday shopping," Golden said.

Details: www.abundanceswap.org.

— Staff reports