After calling off its biggest fundraiser of the year last year, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its popular holiday shopping festival and art show over the weekend at Keystone Prep High, in Odessa.
The 42nd annual Lutz Arts & Crafts Show featured plenty of tasty treats to eat and myriad choices for shoppers looking for unique items for people on their holiday gift lists.
The annual arts and crafts show —now known throughout the region — started small, with a crafts show at the Old Lutz School.
It has been held in recent years at Keystone Prep High, 18105 Gunn Highway, in Odessa.
The event, geared with holiday shopping in mind, has been held without fail for decades, except for two years. It was canceled in 2015 because of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was called off last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It typically attracts between 20,000 and 30,000 over the course of the weekend, giving people a chance to shop, enjoy each other’s company, and take in the sights and sounds.
This year’s event featured more than 200 vendors. Santa was there and an orchestra played holiday tunes.
The woman’s club uses proceeds from the event to support scholarships and numerous community organizations and causes.
Published December 08, 2021