June 25, 2009
37th Annual Lees-McRae College Alumni Arts and Crafts Show begins July 11

The 37th Annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held July 11-19 in the Cannon Student Center at Lees-McRae College as part of Alumni Frolic Week.

Come and check out all the handmade arts and crafts on display, and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

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

"All are welcome at our week-long indoor show! Don't let the rain keep you from coming out to shop! Our show features high quality work at prices that fit any budget," said Michelle Vance Scott '86/'90, coordinator of volunteers for the show.

The schedule for the show is as follows:

Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, July 19, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The show and sale 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) 898-2489.

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 Scholarships to worthy students. All proceeds benefit the college.

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