Annual Autumn Day event set at Old Lutz School

If you want to learn about butterfly migration, visit an old-time school or purchase some items from vendors, you’ll have your chance at Autumn Day on Oct. 20, at the Old Lutz School in Lutz.

The event will be held on the historic school’s grounds, at 18819 U.S. 41, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ginny Grantham will make a return with her Ginny’s Gems for Autumn Day on Oct. 20. (File)

Lynn Barber of the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension will offer a class at 10 a.m., to explain butterfly migration.

The course will also count toward community hours for parents with students attending Learning Gate Community School.

A variety of vendors will be selling food, crafts, jewelry and other items.

Those attending the festival can also go inside the school where they can tour its museum, which displays items collected from the community over the years.

A scavenger hunt will be held, to move visitors around the school and help them learn about its history.

“A lot of people don’t know that the schoolhouse is a historical landmark and it’s run by volunteers and donations,” said Stephanie Ensor of the Citizens for the Old Lutz School. “This is a good opportunity to educate people on that.”

Proceeds will go toward the Citizens for the Old Lutz School, which is hosting the event. The organization uses community funds to keep the two-story building intact as a local monument.

The event will have free parking and is pet-friendly.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Ensor at (813) 244-2256 or at .

Autumn Day
Where: Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41, in Lutz
When: Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school museum, take part in a scavenger hunt and do a little shopping, too.
Info: Contact Stephanie Ensor at (813) 244-2256 or .

Published October 17, 2018

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