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August 29, 2013

Woodwardettes plan fundraising event

Woodward, Okla. — In what promises to be the first of many if it gets off the ground, the Oklahoma Home and Community Education-Woodwardettes Club, will host an Arts/Crafts and Garage Sale Sept. 20 and 21 in the Woodward County Fairgrounds.

The event is open to anyone who would like to purchase a low cost booth and market their own art, crafts, fresh vegetables or even perform for the public in their own booth, said Woodwardettes event organizer Marilyn Gibson.

If this is a success, we plan to do another," Gibson said. "We plan to use this as a fundraiser and put the money back into the community because there is so much need out there."

Indeed, the Woodwardettes Club has a long history of charitable work in the region and beyond.

According to Gibson, for many years, the group has sewn clothing for premature babies born in many hospitals. Primarily, they sew for the premies in the Oklahoma City Children's Hospital and as far away as hospitals in Kansas City, she said.

Gibson also said the group tries to send funds to Panhandle Nutrition and High Plains Outreach Center - the local homeless shelter.

The idea for the Arts/Crafts and Garage Sale is to allow people, who have a creative itch and would like to market themselves, a chance to do that.

Gibson believes since booth rental is very low priced, it opens the door to those who would like to market their crafts or even garage sale items at a lower cost while still being in a place of higher traffic.

The event will feature pottery, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, some antiques, paintings and paintings on cow skulls and rocks, as well as other art, Gibson said.

There will also be a Woodward author at the event, signing books, Gibson said.

There will be a bake sale put on by the Woodwardettes, the proceeds of which will also go to the organization's charity work.

In addition there will be a silent auction and concessions, she said.

The Woodwardettes Art/Crafts and Garage Sale will take place beginning Sept. 20. Venders can set up between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the exhibits open to the public from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The show will open again Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open to the public until 5 p.m. Saturday evening.

Booths are still available from $25 to $65, depending on the size you need.

For an applications, and more information about the event, call Gibson at 580-254-0644.

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