Purchasers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show
Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for customers under the roof of the Mother nature Coast GFWC booth to invest in her Christmas wreaths that were fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

Following calling off its greatest fundraiser of the calendar year last 12 months, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its common holiday purchasing festival and art show more than the weekend at Keystone Prep Significant, in Odessa.

The 42nd yearly Lutz Arts & Crafts Display featured a great deal of tasty treats to take in and myriad options for consumers seeking for special merchandise for men and women on their getaway reward lists.

The once-a-year arts and crafts display —now  known during the location — commenced compact, with a crafts exhibit at the Previous Lutz School.

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

The occasion, geared with holiday getaway searching in intellect, has been held devoid of fall short for many years, besides for two decades. It was canceled in 2015 since of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was identified as off last year for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It ordinarily draws in in between 20,000 and 30,000 over the training course of the weekend, offering persons a possibility to store, enjoy every other’s organization, and take in the sights and seems.

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

The woman’s club works by using proceeds from the function to aid scholarships and several group businesses and results in.

Released December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic get the job done of an American flag was an eye-catcher for many strolling by the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show. Howland is from Keystone Heights, exterior Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a former Lutz Guv’na, hawks her very hot sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, receives an assist from Atlas Cortecero, as she allows the crowd know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay makes her way into the menagerie of steel birds, part of a display underneath the tent of Robyn’s Backyard garden of Steel Back garden and Lawn Ornaments. Nay, together with her sister, Elaine Duncan, both of those of Tampa, have been checking out the artistic wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Clearly show, offered by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep Substantial School in Odessa.
10-month-previous Kate Aldridge allows out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller together a single of the rows of vendor tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, far too, along with friend Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-calendar year-previous French Bulldog, had it created in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him by way of the arts and crafts present. Engle is fostering the puppy for Southern State Bully Rescue. The girl was accompanied by her friend Krissy Mazza. They are both of those from Shady Hills.
Mary Wealthy, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, glimpse above the aged wood publish office environment packing containers for sale under Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Present. The bins — some of which day back to the 1800s — had been converted by King into cost savings banks.
Monthly bill Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-in excess of-head elf hat, introducing merriment to the season.

By Indana