The “Crazy Hat Committee” of the Apopka Woman’s Club has been busy creating recycled decorated hats to sell at the 56th Apopka Art and Foliage Festival on April 29th and 30th at the Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka.
The basis of the hats are covered in colorful newspaper and then the creativity begins, using artificial flowers, feathers, beads, leaves, fringe, ribbons, net and lots of glue. Most everything used to create the hats is donated. Each hat can take forty-five minutes to one hour to make so each hat is a real bargain at $3.00 each.
The Club started making these hats about six years ago and no one can remember where the idea or design came from.–Delete Every one of the 300 hats was sold at the festival last year. Stop by the “Crazy Hat” Booth and find the one that is just perfect for you.
The Apopka Arts and Foliage Festival showcases the work of over 100 juried artisans and crafters. In addition, 22 of the top foliage growers from Central Florida will bring their large variety of plants for purchase. There will be entertainment, food, children activities and bus tours to local nurseries. Pets are not permitted in the park by city ordinance.
All proceeds are distributed to deserving charitable organizations in Apopka.