High Country Artisans elects new officers for 2008

 Butternut Creek Festival coming soon to Blairsville, Georgia

Butternut Creek Festival coming soon to Blairsville, Georgia

The High Country Artisans, Inc. recently held their September meeting where officers were elected for 2008. New officers will be Gene Harrison President, Linda Karmgard Vice President, Jane Garcia Secretary, and Judy Smith Treasurer.

 Larry Garrett, Lamar Paris, Mike Smith, and Gene Harrison at the Pavilion in Meeks Park

Larry Garrett, Lamar Paris, Mike Smith, and Gene Harrison at the Pavilion in Meeks Park

Current officers are President David Garcia, Vice President Carol Demme Jones, Secretary Carol Anne Harrison, and Treasurer Judy Smith. They have done a wonderful job during the past year. Their dedication and accomplishments are greatly appreciated.

During the September meeting a raffle was held to replenish the High Country Artisans, Inc. petty-cash funds. Birthday girl, Carol Anne Harrison purchased the winning ticket. She won a beautiful painting by decorative painter, Judy Smith. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Carol Anne!

 Treasurer Judy Smith, Secretary Jane Garcia, President Gene Harrison, and Vice President Linda Karmgard

Treasurer Judy Smith, Secretary Jane Garcia, President Gene Harrison, and Vice President Linda Karmgard

The High Country Artisans currently meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. Meetings are usually held at the United Community Bank Community Room in Blairsville, Georgia with a covered dish dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. The next High Country Artisans meeting will be on November 19, 2007. All artists, craftsmen, and art lovers are welcome. For more information visit the website at www.butternutcreekfestival.com.