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    Arts & Crafts in the Woods at the Dog River Library

    The 7th annual Arts & Crafts in the Woods at the Dog River Library will be held this Saturday, November 3rd, and will feature over two dozen vendors with original works of art, authors, and farmer’s market products. Event hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 3rd, and the festival is open to the Public with free admission.

    The event is organized by the Friends of the Dog River Library, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support library and literacy needs, and is held annually on the first Saturday in November, the anniversary of the library’s opening. The Dog River Library is located at 6100 Georgia Highway 5 one mile south of the Dog River bridge, and just north of the Fairplay community.

    Registered vendors to date include Knots 4 You (keychains, bracelets); Betty Jewelry (African jewelry); Stephanie Eddington & Linda Moore (lanyards, eyeglass holders, bookmarks); Mike Bryant & Donna Kidd (pallet wood crafts); Handmade by Mimi (rag dolls, doll clothes); Frank Allen Rogers (author); Habiba N. Shaw (author); Christine Hornback (author, artist); Robert O’Kelley (author); Old Mountain Top Farm (jams, jellies, pickles); Nobleigh Designs (crochet slippers, scarves); IckFrid Books (author Kim Eldridge); Featherings (recycled bike inner tube earrings); The Woodman (crochet, quilting, wood items); GG Treasures (noteholders, crosses); Christine Bowen (author); Daniel T. Adams (author, musician); BOSCO Inspirations (wood crafts, furniture); Caren Buckner (wreaths); and It’s a Family Affair (handmade sewn items, pillows).

    The Cultural Arts Council will host a booth featuring its artists and artisans, and the Pilot Club of Sweetwater will have jams, jellies, jewelry and a puppet show for children. The Buckner Family will again have hot dogs and funnel cakes.

    Freshly picked pecans will be sold to benefit Hooves Marching for Mercy, a large animal rescue non-profit, and the Herb Emory Memorial Toys for Tots campaign. Toys and donations will be accepted during the event for Toys for Tots, and tickets will be available for a gun raffle that will also benefit the Toys for Tots.

    The Douglas County Animal Shelter will host a booth with adoptable animals on site.

    Additional vendors may be added to the event before Saturday. Limited space is still available.

    The Friends of the Dog River Library also hold a used book sale inside the library during Arts & Crafts in the Woods