High Country Arts and Crafts Fair set for July 8|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Past Exalted Rulers Association of the Clearfield B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 540 is gearing up for the 24th annual High Country Arts and Crafts Fair.
This year's event is scheduled for July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at S.B. Elliott State Park, located off of state Route 153 north between Clearfield and Penfield.
The Elks Lodge will be preparing more than 1,000 barbecued chicken dinners, as well as meatball and hot sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and pierogies, cold drinks and homemade desserts.
Proceeds from the food sales benefit local and Elks' charities.
Chicken dinner tickets can be purchased in advance at the Elks Lodge, 301 N. Second St., or from any past exalted ruler. Tickets will also be available for sale at the park on the front porch of the PA Center on the day of the event.
Arts and crafts will fill 165 spaces. This event is open only to Pennsylvania vendors and commercially and/or mass produced items are prohibited.
The products available for sale range from the ordinary to the extraordinary, such as unique jewelry, wood crafts, furniture, floral arrangements, plants and herbs, crocheted and knitted crafts, seasonal, outdoor and indoor décor, tole painting, candles, bath and body products, smoked cheeses, hand-mixed dips/rubs/seasonings and spice blends as well as homemade jams and jellies, pottery, caricatures, rugs, alpaca clothing items, barnwood crafts, primitives, leather goods, Intarsia, honey, children's furniture and more.
Bonnie Whaling and her group of spinners will be demonstrating how to spin wool, and chainsaw carving will be presented by T&D Carvings of Brockport.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
Dennie Huber, balloon artist and magician from Altoona, will be on stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local country music singer Jerry Schickling will perform in the afternoon, and organist Robert Guarino will be playing popular tunes on the front porch of the PA Center.
Free shuttle service is provided from the parking area to the event and back.
The continued success of this craft show is due to the work of 90-plus volunteers, the cooperation of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the park managers, both current and previous, of Parker Dam and S.B. Elliott state parks.
The sponsor of the High Country Arts and Crafts Fair is the Past Exalted Rulers Association of the B.P.O. Elks of the United States of America, Clearfield Lodge No. 540.
Throughout the years, as a result of this event, the PER Association has donated thousands of dollars to local charities such as the Scouting programs, Clearfield Area High School field house, music boosters, sports programs, Marian House women's shelter, Clearfield Emergency Medical Services, Clearfield Ministerium Food Bank, Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., the Salvation Army, Clearfield-Lawrence Airport, Clearfield-Jefferson American Red Cross, Clearfield Area High School swim team, Elks' charities and scholarships and many others.
For additional information, contact Bev or Bill at 765-5667 or firstname.lastname@example.org