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Lilburn Daze to celebrate 40 years

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In this 2012 file photo, Lindy Schmidt of Grayson walks past hand blown-glass ornaments made by Parry Moss, at the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival at Lilburn City Park.

IF YOU GO

• What: Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

• When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

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

• Cost: Free

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LILBURN — Per tradition, the GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club presents Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday.

Now in its 40th year, it boasts several activities to celebrate the anniversary.

“The city of Lilburn is proud to host the 40th anniversary Lilburn Daze festival at City Park,” Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist said. “The Lilburn Woman’s Club has lots of special activities planned to commemorate this milestone, and this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.”

The biggest attraction each year is the wide array of arts and crafts in the park. Hundreds of pieces of jewelry, pottery, paintings and other goods are on display.

In the Children’s Area, there is a free “Make & Take” children’s art pavilion, pumpkin carving contest, face painting, train rides, inflatables, petting zoo, a giant quad-jump and a wood-working table.

When you need to take a break, live entertainment is on the stage that includes many musical genres, such as jazz, country, oldies and blues.

The food row has everything from funnel cakes to barbecue.

You can even get your flu shot and blood pressure checked at the health tent.

Admission and parking are free for this event, and shuttle buses will start running at 8:30 a.m. from Lilburn First Baptist Church and the Market Place Shopping Center. During the opening ceremony at 9 a.m., there is a dedication of “Adventure Mountain,” the first sculpture and water feature in the park.

Proceeds from the event are returned to the community in the form of scholarships, youth art competitions, school and library equipment, public safety and health support.