Lioness club kicking off the holidays with arts and craft show
The Bellbrook Lioness Club will be kicking off the holiday season with a special fundraiser to help the club help the community. This year, they’re hosting the Fifth Annual Homemade Art and Craft Show at the Bellbrook High School located at 3737 Upper Bellbrook Road on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event features products that are locally crafted- a requirement for this show.
“Last year we had over 2,500 shoppers,” said Bellbrook Lioness chairwoman, Jaynie Ramsey said. “We expect to have many more this year and a lot of new crafters.”
This event is becoming well known throughout the community and an anticipated shopping opportunity that provides unique gifts from talented artists from around the Ohio region. This year, shoppers can expect to see items made from drift wood, unique jewelry, bark covered fairy houses and playmates, dolls, candy, candles, soaps, scarves, hats, quilts, aprons. and beautiful quilted purses. Other items will include paper items, seasonal decor, primitive decor, and much more. There will be over 100 vendors, 10-20 more than last year.
“Getting to know the vendors is a lot of fun,” Ramsey said. “Bellbrook High School has been fantastic in working with us. We couldn’t do it without their help.”
This year, in addition to the vendors, Mrs. Santa will be making a special appearance along with special, live Christmas music. The Bellbrook Boy Scouts will also be on hand to help the vendors load and unload, to help the ease of the event.
“Many customers have told me how impressed they were in the items. They found the shopping experience was like finding treasures. We expect an even bigger crowd this year,” Ramsey said.
The Lioness Club utilizes the funds collected during this event and their annual spring garage sale to provide Bellbrook students with scholarships. The money raised also helps fund the family violence center, community projects, Therapeutic Riding Center, pilot dogs, eye research, eye glasses, and much more. The most important aspect of the Bellbrook Lions and Lioness Clubs is that the money raised stays in the community.
This is a one day only event and is spread out through the high school’s main hallway and auditorium, offering plenty of room for vendors and shoppers.