June 18, 2008
36th Annual Lees-McRae College Alumni Arts and Crafts Show begins July 12

The 36th Annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held July 12-20 in the Cannon Student Center at Lees-McRae College as part of the Alumni Frolic Week, July 11-20. With 100 reservations and more arriving daily, alumni representing graduating classes from 1940 to 2007 will stay on campus during Frolic Week and participate in class reunions, dinners and group trips.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the College. Since its inception, the show has contributed more than $222,500 to College projects, including the purchase of computers, audio-equipment and physical plant improvements. In addition, an invested endowment of $135,000 provides annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Scholarship to worthy students.

The show began as an outdoor "clothesline" exhibition held by two alumni in 1973 and has grown to a show of 25 vendors, including pottery, woodworking items, jewelry, pillows, wooden bowls, paintings, crocheted items, ceramics, stained glass, mosaics, and floral arrangements.

"Two of our alumni started this show with their artwork 36 years ago and we continue that legacy today with alumni and friends of the College participating in the show each year," says Sandy Ramsey, coordinator of the Alumni Arts and Crafts Show.

The schedule for the show is as follows:

Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The show is free and open to the public. For more information on the Arts and Crafts Show and Sale or Alumni Frolic Week, please contact Sandy Ramsey by email at or by telephone at (828) 898-8748.

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