Women’s Club Craft Show prevails at Lakeview despite rain

Jul 21, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Stained and leaded glass artist Ben Kendall displays his artwork at the Port Clinton Women’s Club Craft Show at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. (Photo by Phil Wheeler)

BY PHIL WHEELER

The Port Clinton Women’s Club held its annual Port Clinton Craft Show recently amid uncooperative weather that persisted in raining on their parade. This event provides scholarship money for Port Clinton High School Senior girls, and has been held for over 20 years.

Vendor Ben Kendall showed up, rain or shine, with his colorful art work of stained, leaded and fused glass creations.

“I am a stained glass artist by trade. I have been working with glass for over 40 years,” said Kendall, an exhibitor at the show for several years.

“The event is going OK, not as good as expected. The weather is playing a part in that,” said organizer Karen Rose. “Normally, we have 40 or 50 vendors for this show, but this year only about 10 did.”

Small crowds walked around the park, stopping at the various stalls and admiring the merchandise. Some vendors were still expected to arrive.

“We usually pick one or two of the top 10 high school girls,” said Rose, “We are still going to be able to award a scholarship to one or two.“

In the past, inclimate weather has not deterred the event, and this year was no exception. There is no rain date. The show must go on!

For more information about the group go to The Port Clinton Women’s Club Facebook page.

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