Labor Day Weekend will see the return of the Annual Cashiers Fall Arts and Crafts Show held on August 30-31 at the Cashiers Village Green. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, the Fall Arts and Crafts Show will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday; rain or shine. While admission is free, a donation is encouraged to help benefit local community service efforts.
This juried event will showcase some of the finest artisans of the Southeast. With more than 60 exhibitors, featured art media will include: clay, wood, fibers, glass, metal, watercolor, oils and photography ; and take the form of jewelry, clothing, indoor and outdoor furniture, quilts, rugs, pottery, paintings and metal art , wooden bowls and ceramics, to homemade specialties, plus more.
Rotary Club members will provide concessions offering hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and drinks on sale. Families can also take advantage of the nearby playground and picnic areas.
All proceeds will benefit local Rotary programs and community service efforts. Over the last 20 years the Rotary Club o Cashiers Valley has donated nearly $1 million to more than 50 Cashiers charities. The Arts and Crafts Show location on the Village Green is at the intersection of Highways 64 and 107 in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. For more information go to www.cashiersrotary.org. The online artisan directory found on the website features a listing of all participating artisans and categories. This guide is complete with descriptions, photos and links.
Gary graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) with a degree in Business Administration. Immediately after graduation he joined the United States Air Force and served four years and held the rank of Captain at the time of discharge. His career included accounting, finance, and investments, including public accounting; real estate investment, development, and management; and financial consulting.
Gary and Demi have been married for 46 years and are working on their “bucket list”: traveling and Rotary. Gary’s Rotary experience includes club president of the Rotary Club of Mt. Dora, FL (1976 – 1977). He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Franklin since January 2006, having served as the Community Service Director for two years and Club Honor Air Champion. For District 7670, he served as Assistant Governor for two years; District Honor Air Chairman for three flights; and is currently the Annual Programs Fund chairman. Gary was the recipient of the District Service Award for Distinguished Service as the Honor Air Chairman for the year 2010-2011. Gary has worked on special projects for the District including training for the new Foundation grants programs and the recent Project Overload.