Under the Oaks Arts Festival 2011

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce held its Fifth Annual Under the Oaks Art Fest on March 10-12, 2011. The event included a jurored art show and sale. The event was kicked off with a Business After Hours from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by an Artist Reception Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at The Opal Cannon Auditorium in the T. Page Tharp Governmental Building in Lee County. Awards were presented to the winners in two categories: Art & Photography. There were close to 50 pieces of art displayed.

On Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the Art Fest was open to children and their families as they enjoyed a day of food & fun! Art activities were available for children 12 & under with the purchase of a $3 punch card. We had over 100 children participate at our art activity tables. Local area businesses/organizations had additional booths on site to provide entertainment, demonstrations, and refreshments as well as arts/crafts.

This year also included the “Run Around Town” which was a 1 mile and 5K race with proceeds benefiting the LCHS Youth Council Scholarship Fund. This race was a part of the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix. We had close to 90 participants in the race.

There was also our “Living Healthy in Lee County”. This was a health fair where participants could receive cholesterol, blood pressure screenings and other valuable health information.