Buyers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Present

Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for consumers underneath the roof of the Mother nature Coast GFWC booth to invest in her Christmas wreaths that ended up fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

After calling off its greatest fundraiser of the calendar year past year, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its common holiday searching festival and artwork clearly show in excess of the weekend at Keystone Prep Superior, in Odessa.

The 42nd once-a-year Lutz Arts & Crafts Demonstrate featured a lot of tasty treats to take in and myriad options for buyers wanting for special items for people today on their holiday getaway reward lists.

The annual arts and crafts exhibit —now  known through the region — started smaller, with a crafts clearly show at the Outdated Lutz University.

It has been held in current many years at Keystone Prep Large, 18105 Gunn Freeway, in Odessa.

The party, geared with holiday break searching in brain, has been held without fall short for many years, besides for two a long time. It was canceled in 2015 for the reason that of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was referred to as off past yr due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It normally appeals to in between 20,000 and 30,000 more than the class of the weekend, supplying individuals a opportunity to store, delight in each other’s corporation, and take in the sights and seems.

This year’s party featured much more than 200 distributors. Santa was there and an orchestra played holiday getaway tunes.

The woman’s club makes use of proceeds from the celebration to help scholarships and many local community organizations and results in.

Printed December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic get the job done of an American flag was an eye-catcher for lots of strolling by the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit. Howland is from Keystone Heights, exterior Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a former Lutz Guv’na, hawks her sizzling sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, receives an aid from Atlas Cortecero, as she lets the crowd know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay makes her way into the menagerie of steel birds, element of a display screen less than the tent of Robyn’s Backyard garden of Metallic Backyard and Garden Ornaments. Nay, alongside with her sister, Elaine Duncan, the two of Tampa, were being checking out the artistic wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Demonstrate, offered by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep Substantial School in Odessa.
10-month-old Kate Aldridge lets out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller together one particular of the rows of vendor tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, too, along with buddy Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-calendar year-previous French Bulldog, experienced it created in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him by means of the arts and crafts exhibit. Engle is fostering the canine for Southern Condition Bully Rescue. The lady was accompanied by her friend Krissy Mazza. They are equally from Shady Hills.
Mary Abundant, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, glance above the outdated wooden article business bins for sale beneath Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Display. The containers — some of which date back to the 1800s — were being converted by King into personal savings financial institutions.
Invoice Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-over-head elf hat, including merriment to the year.