Spring Craft Show Planned Saturday in Findley Lake

FINDLEY LAKE — What is a “Spring Clean Leftover Fundraiser Blowout?” You’ll find out if you come to the Alexander Findley Community Library’s Spring Craft Show on Saturday in the Findley Lake Fire Hall.

Library Manager Cala Glatz said she came up with this year’s theme after digging out some leftover/abandoned old fundraiser flyers when spring cleaning the closet at the library. “I thought it would be an ideal time to bring them out since the town’s bicentennial is this year,” she said. “People will be nostalgic and reminiscing.”

Glatz went on to say that some of the items she unearthed were prints of a drawing that depicts the anchor at the Findley Lake boat ramp, the gazebo and the famous water wheel. “There are also postcards with photographs by locals showing different shots of the lake,” she said.

The Spring Craft Fair is scheduled for the first Saturday in May, which allows visitors to shop for Mother’s Day, but it is not quite as popular as the Fall Craft Fair. “The Spring Craft Show is always a bit slower than the Fall,” said Glatz.

There will be many of the regular vendors, as well as a few newcomers Glatz said. “As of right now, we have 20 vendors, four will be new, from the area,” she said. There will be jewelry, crocheted items, wreaths, cherry pit items, decoupaged bottles, freeze-dried candy, wood items, and much more, she said.

While the traditional 50-50 raffle, vendor auction and homemade food and pies will be available, there will be a new addition this year, Galtz said. “We decided to try something new and are selling some plants this year,” she said. “We have some hanging flower baskets, which do make lovely Mother’s Day gifts, as well as some other plants (annuals and perennials) that my mom and I started at home.”

Glatz said the availability of plants and hanging baskets will be limited because it is difficult to say how popular they will be. “It’s an experiment, to gauge interest, so there won’t be a ton of stuff available,” she said. “If it goes well, then maybe we will do it again next year.”

So . . . just in time for the Town of Mina Bicentennial celebration and Mothers’ Day, the Spring Craft Show will feature items that were discovered in the library closet, as well as 30-plus tables of handcrafted items, plants and great food. The Spring Clean Leftover Fundraiser Blowout is surely an event that will be remembered, maybe not for 200 years, but for some time to come.


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