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70th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

70th Annual Penney Retirement Community Arts & Crafts Fair

Contact: Pinna Arnold at 531-2665, 531-2667 or e-mail us at This is not a vendor sale.

Penney Retirement Community is a special place where people come from around the world to choose PRC as their “Home”. There is no place like it, where creativity and care are the hallmarks of this dynamic Christian community. The PRC Annual Arts & Crafts Festival/Fair displays include an amazing variety of items for all ages, pocketbooks and tastes. Themed “From the Heart” the Fair is held the first weekend in November. The Fair will be held this year on Friday Nov. 2 from 10 – 4 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 3 from 10 – 2 p.m.


Whether you come to Christmas Shop or to check out the community there will be something to pique your interest. From the Art Studio & Frame Shop next door to the Resale Shop; the Penney Handweavers & Fabric Arts talent at the Hub (right near the model Railroad station); the Arts, Crafts & Plants Marketplace in the Barrows Block or “Dan the Produce” man under the big Oak Tree, you will find an amazing array of items ranging from fine art to the extremely practical to view or to purchase.

Featured Artists this year are Tom Kocourek, Natural edge furniture & Woodcraft; Laurie Latour, Specialty Ink Artist; and Linda McInturff, Illustrator and Portraitist. Tom will be housed in the Woodshop, Laurie at the Art Studio on Caroline and Linda in the Commons Lobby on Wilbank Avenue. You are welcome to come to learn, view and/or shop as each Artist will have signed specialty items for sale.

At all four corners of the Fair Square you will find something different. Handmade items abound. A wide variety of items are for sale, stained glass, plants, mosaics, wood turnings, woodcraft and furniture, refurbished items, craft items, fabric arts, fine arts, handmade pieces, Fair Trade/Koinonia Chocolates, Coffee and Teas and much more. The outdoor cafe will feature old fashioned grilled hotdogs and hamburgers both days from 11:30 -1:30 while the Coffee Shop offers a free cup of good coffee with a cinnamon roll or piece of pie as a break time treat outside of those hours.

The Arts & Crafts Fair is a not only a great place to Christmas shop but a great opportunity to see “Arts & Crafts” in action. You won’t want to miss our new “Kids Korner”, a special place for “grands” both kids and parents, to shop or try an activity. Items found there are designed to appeal to your favorite youngsters, and perhaps the young at heart as well. We hope to see you that weekend!

Plentiful parking is free and the Fair is located just off of the intersection of Hwy 16 and 218 with Lewis Avenue or Wilbank Avenue as the entry point. Major credit cards are accepted. For more information call 531-2665, 531-2667 or e-mail us. For a preview of items starting in October check out our Facebook link on the web page.