TEEA clubs hosting hobby, craft fair Thursday

Kevin Holamon kevin.holamon@brownwoodbulletin.com

Three local Texas Extension Education Association clubs will join forces on Thursday for their annual Hobby and Craft Fair, at the Adams Street Community Center.

Everyone is invited to enter a craft project for judging and guest projects will be judged separately from the clubs’ members. Categories will include paintings and drawings, photography, jewelry, decor, quilting and sewing, scrapbooking, and more.

Entries will be received from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. Exhibitors may pick up their entries at 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the morning, demonstrators will present techniques and tips on various arts and crafts, with a special presentation on yard art by Marlene Gillman of Temple.

Local musician George Allison will provide entertainment following Gillman’s demonstration and door prizes will awarded all morning.

The club members will serve a free lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Guest entries will be eligible for a drawing for a gift card and winning entries will receive ribbons. Club members will vie for the opportunity to advance to the TEEA district fair and then on to the state competition.

“We really encourage non-members to come,” said Dale Henderson of the Owens club. “And we’ve had some 4Hers participate.”

Following the judging and award presentations, the club members will present scholarships to three area 4H members, from funds raised during their annual baked potato sale. Kyle Locke of Bangs, Sierra Goforth of Brownwood, and Laurel Edmunson of Brownwood will each receive a $500 scholarship.

For more information on the craft fair or to become a member of a local TEEA club, stop by the AgriLife Extension office at 605 Fisk or call (325)646-7410 or (325)646-0386.