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Purchasers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit

Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for buyers below the roof of the Character Coast GFWC booth to buy her Christmas wreaths that have been fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

Following contacting off its most important fundraiser of the yr previous calendar year, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its well-liked holiday getaway procuring festival and artwork display over the weekend at Keystone Prep High, in Odessa.

The 42nd annual Lutz Arts & Crafts Show featured lots of tasty treats to consume and myriad choices for purchasers wanting for exceptional items for folks on their holiday break gift lists.

The once-a-year arts and crafts exhibit —now  known in the course of the location — commenced modest, with a crafts demonstrate at the Old Lutz School.

It has been held in the latest years at Keystone Prep High, 18105 Gunn Highway, in Odessa.

The function, geared with getaway purchasing in brain, has been held with no fall short for decades, except for two years. It was canceled in 2015 for the reason that of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was identified as off last year for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It generally attracts in between 20,000 and 30,000 over the class of the weekend, supplying men and women a possibility to shop, take pleasure in just about every other’s company, and consider in the sights and appears.

This year’s party showcased a lot more than 200 suppliers. Santa was there and an orchestra played holiday getaway tunes.

The woman’s club employs proceeds from the occasion to help scholarships and a lot of group organizations and triggers.

Printed December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic work of an American flag was an eye-catcher for quite a few strolling by way of the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit. Howland is from Keystone Heights, exterior Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a previous Lutz Guv’na, hawks her very hot sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, receives an guide from Atlas Cortecero, as she lets the crowd know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay can make her way into the menagerie of metallic birds, portion of a display underneath the tent of Robyn’s Backyard of Metal Garden and Lawn Ornaments. Nay, alongside with her sister, Elaine Duncan, both of those of Tampa, ended up examining out the inventive wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Present, offered by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep Superior University in Odessa.
Ten-month-old Kate Aldridge lets out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller together 1 of the rows of seller tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, far too, along with friend Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-year-outdated French Bulldog, experienced it produced in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him through the arts and crafts show. Engle is fostering the puppy for Southern Condition Bully Rescue. The lady was accompanied by her pal Krissy Mazza. They are both from Shady Hills.
Mary Wealthy, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, look about the previous wooden submit place of work bins for sale underneath Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Demonstrate. The bins — some of which day again to the 1800s — have been converted by King into discounts financial institutions.
Invoice Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-more than-head elf hat, introducing merriment to the time.