Press Release: Flagler Creates!
Flagler College will host the inaugural Flagler Creates! handmade festival on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Flagler College West Lawn.
Flagler Creates! is a handmade festival which offers Flagler students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Flagler families the opportunity to display and sell items they have handmade or created. The event is not only an occasion to build the Flagler College community and relationships within the College, but the local community as well. Students, employees, alumni, and families have the unique experience of being part of this inaugural event. 100 % of participant entry fees will benefit the Flagler College Annual Fund.
There will be a great variety of handmade items offered for sale at Flagler Creates!. Some of which include books/book-signings, artwork, jewelry, sewn items, clothing, accessories, and photography. There will be raffles held for various items which will also benefit the Flagler College Annual Fund.
Flagler Creates! is the brain child of Marsha LeDuke (Administrative Support for the Counseling Center) and Shonas Kibbee (Assistant Registrar) who both thought that it would be a great idea to hold a handmade festival involving the entire Flagler College community.
“This is a huge opportunity for local business owners and specialty shop owners to come and discover new and unique handmade items to carry in their stores,” said LeDuke. “Our intent is to help promote the Flagler community. We wanted to encourage and give the opportunity to Flagler students, staff, faculty and alumni to exhibit and sell their work and at the same time help the Flagler College Annual Fund with its growth.” Kibbee states that, “this is a fantastic way for Flagler College to share its community members’ talents with the public. It’s an exciting time of the year in St. Augustine and on Campus— preparing for midterms, Nights of Lights, the Holidays, final exams, etc…— and we’re hoping to add Flagler Creates! to the list of things that make this time of year exciting in St. Augustine and on Campus.”
In addition to benefitting the Flagler College Annual Fund and providing an avenue for the Flagler community to show off their talents and creativity, it will also serve as a student club fundraiser opportunity.
“We’re trying to help foster the entrepreneurial spirit so eloquently displayed by Henry Flagler by offering this opportunity to the Flagler community,” said LeDuke.
The festival will be held on the Flagler College campus and is free and open to the public. Event parking will be available in the Markland House parking lot located on Markland Place.
For more information on Flagler Creates!, please contact Marsha LeDuke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications to sell handmade and created items are limited to the Flagler Community and are available on-line at www.flagler.edu/FlaglerCreates.