For those who are tired of winter, visit the 27th annual Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday, Feb. 29 at Castle High School in Newburgh. It’s a breath of spring, less expensive than a vacation.

Crafters from at least six states will be offering items. Wood projects to potholders and everything in between will be available. At present there are more than 100 booths rented and reservations are still coming in, according to Vendor Chair, Janet Clark.

Lunch will be available via the Taste of Newburgh in the cafeteria, showcasing local restaurants. Women’s Club will also host a Sweet Shoppe with home baked goodies and soft drinks for sale.

Shoppers will find a variety of outstanding handmade items, ranging from original jewelry designs, children’s clothing, accessories, art prints, housewares and leather goods. Several booths will be offering spring décor to brighten up your home.

Many designs at booths are one-of-a-kind, according to show co-chair, Dilys Goodwin. You can meet your new best friend, too, at the Warrick Humane Society booth.

Proceeds from the annual craft show are used by the Women’s Club to support community projects, grants and student scholarships. Last year, more than $20,000 was presented in grants and scholarships. Parties were held at the Warrick Education Center, SIRS and Newburgh Senior Center. Several area schools were helped with reading and feeding programs.

Since its beginning in 1963, the club has contributed $750,000 to the community through fund raising projects. Women’s Club of Newburgh is grateful to those who support their efforts to give back to Warrick County.

The show will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children 7-17 and free for those under 7 years old. Parking is free at the high school. Please use the main entrance.

The school is located at 3344 SR 261.

For more information, visit the Women’s Club of Newburgh web site at or follow the club on Facebook.

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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