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Lilburn Daze to feature 200 artists this Saturday

IF YOU GO

• What: Lilburn Daze Art Festival

• When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn

• For more information: visit www.lilburndaze.o...>

LILBURN -- The Lilburn Woman's Club and the city of Lilburn are hosting the 38th annual Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Lilburn City Park. There will be a little something for the whole family.

"It's just been something that has been a part of Lilburn for so long. It's a community festival," Diane Bronk, co-chair of the festival said. "You see a lot of the same people every year coming back to visit and catch up."

The largest part of the event is the sale of arts and crafts -- as the name explains -- for residents and other locals to browse through. About 200 artisans are setting up shop, ready to share their wares with anyone ready to buy them.

For those who want to search for edible homemade goodies, there will be a bake sale with salty snacks, tasty treats and chocolatey delights readily for sale.

Lilburn children have a plenty of ways to play during the day. There will be games, a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy inflatable and a hay ride, just in time for the cooler weather. Home Depot will also be present helping the young ones with woodworking workshops.

"They come out with toolboxes and birdhouses or mailboxes for the children to build," Bronk said. "It is free and the kids get to keep what they work on."

Other features to look out for include an author's corner, live entertainment, an exhibition tent and health tent, all of which are open to the public.

All proceeds raised at the event will go into numerous projects around the community. Last year, they raised about $14,000.

"We are a very active (woman's) club, so it's hard to say everything we do," Bronk said. "Sometimes it's not easy to name them all because we just help out as opportunities come along."

The Lilburn Woman's Club grants scholarships to students and women who are going back to college, maintains a healing garden in Lilburn City Park, contributes to the library system, and helps out at the local schools -- just to name a few ways they give back to the community each year.

Admission to the event is free.