Herald JournalHerald Journal, Sept. 29, 2003

New craft show in New Germany Oct. 4

By Lynda Jensen

Ceramic figurines made by Ruth Latzig of Lester Prairie will be one of several crafts available during the first-ever New Germany Craft Show at the city hall Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The craft show will coincide with the New Germany community garage sales, which will be Friday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Latzig teaches classes in ceramics, including the Boy Scouts and church groups, she said.

Latzig pours clay into molds by hand, firing the items with her own kiln, she said.

Her figures include wildlife, seasonal items, and other kinds of pieces. They are also available at Country Treasures at Highway 7, she said.

Latzig does lamb figures for Holy Trinity's reconciliation as well.

Currently, more than 15 crafters are signed up, with the potential for more, commented Shirley Jager, who is assisting in organizing the craft fair.

Items available will include Hmong crafts, wood items, quilts, and doll clothes among other things.

Profits made during the craft fair will go to the Commercial Club, which is money that goes back into the community in the form of youth programs and parks.

Lunch will be available at the craft fair, with barbecue sandwiches being made, Jager said.

Items on sale during the garage sale include two cars, antiques, furniture, a desk, tools, a tiller, autographed pictures, a lawn mower, dog house, kennel, baby furniture, onions, pumpkins, crafts, and much miscellaneous.

Maps will be available the day of the sale at various locations.

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