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Lions Club readying for 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

By Staff | Mar 9, 2011

Visitors arriving at the front gate of last year's Arts & Crafts Fair.

More than 125 exhibitors from 19 states and Canada will fill the Sanibel Community House this year for the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair.

The event will take place at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days.

The Arts & Crafts Fair will feature displays of hand-made creations, including original paintings, basketry, wood carvings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more.

In addition to all the wonderful things available for purchase, there will be a raffle including original jewelry from Lily & Company Jewelers, food and drink, and great opportunities for fun with your friends and neighbors. Plenty of free parking will be available.

The suggested donation is $4 and can be used for entry during both days; children under 12 will be admitted for free. Raffle tickets cost $2 per ticket or $5 for a three ticket pack.

A vendor selling Caribbean sauces, spices and cookbooks.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception in 1967. All of the proceeds from the Arts & Crafts Fair will be used to support Lions approved charities, especially those that aid the visually impaired.

These charities include, but are not limited to, the Francis Bailey Scholarship Fund, Edison State College scholarship program, Friends Who Care, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, visually-impaired persons, charity eye care and glasses; vision, hearing and diabetes screenings, Special Equestrians, LARC, Brightest Horizons Mission, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Florida Guide Dogs for the Deaf, Conklin Center for The Blind, Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Sponsors of the event include Lily & Co. Jewelers, Doc Ford’s, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Bailey’s General Store, LCEC, Veolia, Hillgate Communications, Island Graphics and Island Sun.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception on Dec. 26, 1967. The proceeds from its various fundraising events help support a number of charities. Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the Club supports.

To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, please visit sanibelcaptivalions.org/fund_raising/contribute.html.

A vendor sold Indian-themed toys and teepees children can play with.