Let me start out with an apology. I jinxed us all with my “cool breeze and we have survived summer” talk. I made us have a 96-degree day at the Tillman County Free Fair. I’m sorry.
So now that we’re done with that, let’s talk Arts N’ Action.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is my favorite time of year. School activities are in full swing, the fair has happened and we are now browsing around the courthouse lawn at the arts show. Old friends come back to town to visit, we all get to talk with local people we don’t see often and I get to spend my purchase awards on beautiful art. This is a total win-win situation.
Let’s get some business out of the way really quickly.
If you have not bought your purchase awards yet then get after it. When you buy purchase awards from the Frederick Arts and Humanities Council or FAHC you are giving them the opportunity to guarantee a certain amount of money spent each year, which brings in more artists. This year they are able to guarantee participating artists at least $5,000 in purchases. I don’t know about you but if I were considering coming to this show, that money would sure help me say yes. An interesting note — even if you don’t pick up the purchase awards you bought, the money is still spent with the artists.
If you have bought purchase awards and you find yourself spending more the day of Arts N’ Action then you have, go to the FAHC booth and buy more on the spot. This just helps them promote the show a little better every year.
Now let’s get to some really important business — homemade ice cream, bouncy houses and children’s crafts. That’s really all that needs to be said. OK, maybe I should say don’t combine two of the three very close together as the resulting mess is something nobody wants to deal with.
Seriously, there will be 30-plus art vendors, food vendors, children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day so come on out and enjoy the 44thyear of Arts N’ Action on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. on the Tillman County Courthouse lawn. If you have any questions or need more information contact Karen Caldwell at 580-305-5287.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Friends of the Library Book Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. This yearly fundraiser is a great way to refresh your reading selection while helping out a very worthy cause. If you have any questions give the Frederick Public Library a call at 580-335-3601.
PS- Chamber After Hours will be held tonight at the Crawford Collection from 5-7 p.m. If you are a Chamber member and looking for a way to collaborate or connect with other businesses or leaders in our community, this is the place to be. Have questions, give me a call at the Chamber office at 580-335-2126.
Don’t forget: Be kind. Be heard. Be local.
Reach Felisha Crawford at [email protected] or 580-335-2126.