Shoppers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Clearly show

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Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for customers underneath the roof of the Character Coastline GFWC booth to invest in her Christmas wreaths that have been fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

Just after calling off its greatest fundraiser of the calendar year past calendar year, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its well known holiday purchasing festival and art exhibit around the weekend at Keystone Prep Superior, in Odessa.

The 42nd yearly Lutz Arts & Crafts Display featured a great deal of tasty treats to take in and myriad options for customers on the lookout for distinctive items for people today on their holiday getaway gift lists.

The once-a-year arts and crafts show —now  known throughout the region — started out modest, with a crafts clearly show at the Outdated Lutz Faculty.

It has been held in modern a long time at Keystone Prep Substantial, 18105 Gunn Highway, in Odessa.

The event, geared with holiday purchasing in intellect, has been held without the need of are unsuccessful for a long time, besides for two years. It was canceled in 2015 mainly because of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was named off last yr simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It normally appeals to concerning 20,000 and 30,000 more than the training course of the weekend, providing people a possibility to shop, enjoy each and every other’s firm, and consider in the sights and sounds.

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

The woman’s club employs proceeds from the occasion to guidance scholarships and various group companies and will cause.

Published December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic perform of an American flag was an eye-catcher for many strolling by way of the Lutz Arts & Crafts Clearly show. Howland is from Keystone Heights, outside Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a previous Lutz Guv’na, hawks her warm sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, gets an help from Atlas Cortecero, as she lets the group know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay would make her way into the menagerie of steel birds, part of a screen under the tent of Robyn’s Yard of Metal Yard and Garden Ornaments. Nay, alongside with her sister, Elaine Duncan, the two of Tampa, were being examining out the creative wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Present, presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep High School in Odessa.
Ten-thirty day period-previous Kate Aldridge lets out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller together a person of the rows of seller tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, much too, together with close friend Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-year-old French Bulldog, experienced it created in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him by means of the arts and crafts show. Engle is fostering the puppy for Southern State Bully Rescue. The female was accompanied by her good friend Krissy Mazza. They are both of those from Shady Hills.
Mary Prosperous, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, glimpse over the old picket article business office bins for sale underneath Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit. The packing containers — some of which date back to the 1800s — have been converted by King into financial savings banking institutions.
Monthly bill Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-over-head elf hat, including merriment to the time.

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