Vice President, Karen Yetton present check to Debbie Ressler of Shelter Me Citrus.
Vanessa Edwards (left), appeared on the Citrus Today Show on March 16th. Neale Brennan (right)
Crafter Donna Toscano (left), appeared on the Citrus Today Show also with Neale Brennan (right)
The Citrus County Craft Council will hold its 28th Annual Harvest Moon Craft Show on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the National Guard Armory, 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, FL. There will be free admission and free parking. The charity chosen to benefit from the raffles held during this show is Jessie's Place, Citrus County's Child Advocacy Center.
There will be dozens of crafters on hand with a wide variety of items for sale at reasonable prices - jewelry, hand sewn items, unusual wood worked items, wooden toys, soaps, handbags, shell art, floral designs, yard art, delectable edibles, knitted and crocheted items, and many more, all handcrafted by the vendors. Each crafter will donate an item from their work, and raffles will be held every half hour for the donated craft items, the proceeds of which will benefit Jessie's Place.
We'll be there rain or shine, so mark your calendars for August 26th. Plan to come early for the best selection. You will have a grand time, find unique, one-of-a-kind treasures, and possibly go home with an original handmade prize, if you are one of our many lucky raffle winners. Food trucks will be on site for your culinary delight.
For questions or further information, please call the Show Chairman, Vanessa, at 352-527-3378 or email Info@CitrusCountyCraftCouncil.org
The Citrus County Crafts Council (CCCC) was formed in 1989 to provide a venue for county crafters to come together and sell their creations, and to give back to our community by supporting hometown charities. We are a non-profit organization with three craft shows per year, usually held in February, September and November. Depending upon the venue, some adjustments might need to be made to the months selected.More
All Citrus County residents are welcome to apply for membership to the Council. Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month in January, February, March, August, September, October and November. Membership meetings start at 2:00 PM and are held at the Coastal Region Library, 8619 West Crystal St., Crystal River, FL. Restrictions on the number of crafts in each category have been established in order to minimize any over-exposure to any one type of craft. If you are an interested crafter, contact Info@CitrusCountyCraftCouncil.org to arrange a time to bring samples of crafts and/or be placed on the agenda for the meeting.
At our meetings, the Board of Directors present new members, discuss the charity to be supported at an upcoming show, submit reports on the health and wealth of the organization and answer questions from the membership. No money exchange or food and drink are allowed at the meetings, and cell phones are to be turned off or set to vibrate. Annual membership dues are $10 which must be paid no later than January 31st of each year. Each member has a vote on any issue but family units have only one vote.
The shows have rules on how your table must be presented to the public and how pricing and signs should be shown. Assignment of space inside and outside the show is done by the Show Committee in order to avoid placing too many of any one craft category adjacent to one another. Assignments are made on a first come, first served rule. Newsletters are sent out to members with each show application and after each monthly meeting.
As a member you will enjoy the free publicity provided by the Citrus County Chronicle for each show. This partnership brings many Citrus County Residents to the events. Each crafter provides a handmade raffle gift indicative of their craft category with a minimum value of $5.00 for each space per show. The raffles are carried out by volunteers from the charity which will benefit from the raffles.
|Vice President||Karen Yetton|
|Show Committee Co-Chairs||Vanessa Edwards|