Hey there everyone! We wanted to let you know that this weekend Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd FEBS will be hanging out at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival at Lake Park in Lutz, Florida!
FEBS staff and volunteers will be there with a few of the FEBS Spokesbirds. We will be selling our 2013 calendar designed by our very own Leslie Caroleo, Owner of Mayko Design and also Director for FEBS. She generously donates her talents to creating artwork for the Sanctuary!
We also will be selling FEBS t-shirts and private artwork of the birds from FEBS as well as Dream Catchers made with the naturally molted feathers from our rescued Parrots. The Dream Catchers are handcrafted by Rose Rohner and Leslie Caroleo. We also have donated, handmade sculptures by Maria Spradlin that will be for sale as well. All proceeds will benefit the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary!
Now here’s some more specific information about the Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival at Lake Park in Lutz:
The FFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club, Inc. will hold its 33rd annual Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Park, N. Dale Mabry Road (south of Van Dyke Rd.) Admission is FREE but Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department collects a $2 per car charge.
This vibrant event attracts between 20,000 to 30,000 visitors each year and features over 250 vendors with a wide variety of artists of every medium participating thereby offering the public a huge array of art and handmade items from which to choose. There are booths showcasing paintings, photography, jewelry, wood carving, ceramics/pottery, stained glass, quilts and, of course, great food. This is a juried art show with several categories of art forms and cash prizes are awarded by the Women’s Club.
The food offerings are always a big draw at this festival and will include the Women’s Club booth with hot dogs and their famous peach cobbler. Many other food booths will feature delicious BBQ, Cuban food, sausages, funnel cakes and much more!
Mark your calendar to do your Christmas shopping in this enjoyable and festive atmosphere, bring the kids along and have a delightful weekend locally while supporting the Woman’s Club. These hard-working ladies have been serving our community for over 50 years and the proceeds of this event will insure that they can continue their good work and provide support to so many of our local organizations! Their motto is ‘Serve Today For a Better Tomorrow’!
So as you can see it’s a great time for everyone, you can get your Christmas shopping done and support local artists and charities like FEBS!! And the most important reason to go besides supporting FEBS is that it’s where the cool people hang out! You want to be cool with us right? So there, it’s settled! We’ll see you there! 🙂Where: Lake Park, N.Dale Mabry Rd. (south of Van Dyke Rd.) When: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. How much: FREE with a $2 per charge charge. Why: To support FEBS and local artists and organizations