25th annual Women's Club Arts and Crafts Show set for Feb. 24

If you like craft shows, Castle High School will be the spot to be Saturday, Feb. 24.

It is the 25th annual Women's Club of Newburgh Arts and Crafts Show. More than 180 crafters and vendors will participate in this year's event. Over 120 Women's Club volunteers come together to produce this amazing event.

Looking for children's items? Holiday decorations? Metal sculptures? Handmade jewelry? You'll find it all, as well as works in glass, wood, fiber, leather, paper and more, at the show, which takes place at Castle High School from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The show features contemporary American crafts by top craft artists from across the country. Visitors can meet the artists, learn about the works, browse and shop.

There is always a Sweet Shop featuring a wide variety of baked goods by the members of Women's Club. Then each year there is the Taste of Newburgh serving up lunch and snacks for all attendees. The Taste of Newburgh section returns this year showcasing local restaurant selections.

The Women's Club of Newburgh, Inc., is committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of its members. The club's purpose of education and charity is accomplished through fostering an interest in social, economic, and cultural affairs of the community.

The primary objective of the Women's Club of Newburgh is to provide financial support to local non-profit organizations in the Newburgh area which impact the communities located in Warrick County. In addition, the Club supports tri-state organizations that are not necessarily county-based, but which provide support and services to Warrick County residents.

Proceeds from this annul craft show fundraiser will be used by the Women's Club of Newburgh to support area grants, local community service organizations and schools as well as scholarships given each year to Warrick County High School Seniors.

More than $20,000 was presented to the local community in 2017 when totaling the scholarships and grants presented to local non-profits and community organizations. Since its beginning in 1963; the Women's Club of Newburgh has contributed more than $500,000 to the community.

College scholarship applications from seniors in high school will be taken until March 2.

Awards will be given to candidates exhibiting excellence in areas including academics, extracurricular participation, work experience, community involvement and character. Graduating Seniors who live within Warrick County are encouraged to apply. Applications are available in guidance offices of local high schools or online at www.womensclubofnewburgh.org.

Women's Club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month September through May.

Each month a guest speaker from a community organization is invited to speak on their projects and mission.

If you are new to the area or looking for a new avenue to share your time and talents, the Women's Club is a great place for you. Check out the website www.womensclubofnewburgh.org.

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