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Beat the heat at the Fifth Annual Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Fair

TYLER, July 8, 2013-- The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Fair at the Rose Garden Center Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.  The Fair will feature 58 booths offering unique, fun, artsy and just plain cute items for sale.

The free event will be held indoors, in the air conditioned comfort of the Rose Garden Center at 420 Rose Park Drive. Donations will be accepted for Parks programming and prizes will be awarded. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday.

“This event is important to the Parks Department because it is a fund raiser to help cover the cost of our free programing that is provided during the year to the citizens of Tyler,” said Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager.

This one-of-a-kind event is sure to please any shopper who is looking for quality handmade items for gifts, as well as for themselves. This is a great event for early Christmas shoppers to find stocking stuffers or gifts to put under the tree. Shoppers can purchase handmade crafts, unique jewelry, knives, wood crafts and wood inlay, leather craft, goats milk soap, organic body products, doll clothing, photography, fine art and mixed media art, crosses and much more.

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays early with scheduled live entertainment. Santa is even flying in just for this event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday. Concessions will be served by Gabi’s Gourmet, a local favorite. 

During the event, the Rose Garden also will be open and is free to visit.  The Garden features the largest public collection of roses in the United States with 32,000 bushes and 600 cultivars.

For more information, please call 903-531-1214 or 903-531-1212.

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