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High Point Lions Club Craft Fair

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This weekend the High Point Lions Club of Brooksville will hold a vibrant, colorful display of arts and crafts set to benefit a good cause.

The Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness, but they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and aiding seniors and the disabled.

On Saturday, March 25, the High Point Lions Club Fourth Annual Spring Into Summer Craft/Arts Fair will be celebrated at the High Point Community Center, located at 12249 Clubhouse Rd., Brooksville, from 8 am to 2 pm. A pancake breakfast will be served in the morning for $5 per person, and food trucks will be onsite, including Taco and More, Hungry Times Hotdogs, and Sweets on a Roll.

“This event started as a small craft fair,” said Gwen Roy, High Point Lions Club. “Last year, we had more than 100 people. I’m so excited at how the event has grown. This year is the biggest yet, with 60 crafters/vendors planning to be there!”

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Up for offer at the fair, now featuring fine art as well as crafts, will be woodworking, glass globes, jellyfish sculptures, lamps, paintings, crocheted items, and wearable art, including dresses and jewelry, plant-based soaps and botanicals, illuminated bottles and much more.

“We will be featuring the work of so many artisans,” said Roy. “Another thing we’re excited about is that this event tends to bring in both the older and the younger generation.”
Also, many and varied are the causes that the arts and crafts fair stands to benefit. “This fund-raiser is so needed for everything we do,” said Roy.

The High Point Lions support both international Lions causes such as vision testing, surgeries and services, eyeglasses donation, glucose testing, and programs that serve young people around the world, along with Hernando-based nonprofit agencies such as Lighthouse for the Blind, People Helping People, and others.

“We’re always looking for projects to support,” said Roy. Moreover, the arts and crafts fair also benefits participating artists.

“The artists keep all money made from their sales,” Roy continued. “It is the money they pay us for table rentals that provide our proceeds. The money we give to those in need.”

Contact Gwen Roy at 352-232-1286 or [email protected] for more information about the High Point Lions Club Fourth Annual Spring Into Summer Craft/Arts Fair. The High Point Lions meet the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm at 12249 Clubhouse Rd., Brooksville.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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