California Poppy Festival, April 20-21, 2013


This was the LPA’s 9th year of participating in the California Poppy Festival, held at Lancaster City Park.  Our booth was located in the Fine Arts area.

Our Purpose…

  • To provide information to the public about our club and educational opportunities:  programs, workshops, field trips and activities and to provide wildflower photography tips
  • To spark inspiration and interest within the community about photography
  • To provide members an opportunity to learn how to display and sell their work

Due to a lack of rain this year, Mother Nature could not provide her famous display of fields of Poppies out to the west.  If one wanted to see Poppies this year, they were best seen at the Poppy Festival, in photographs.

Member participation was good, with over 13 volunteers, and 10 members selling photographic items including framed photos, matted photos, and greeting cards.  While not a record breaking year for sales, roughly $750 was made in sales, and 20% of all sales were donated to the LPA.  We also gained 3 new members.  New this year, we processed credit card payments for both sales and memberships.

Volunteers kept busy answering people’s questions about photography, promoting the LPA, and enjoyed working together on a club project and making new friends.

Thank you to all the volunteers and sellers who made this LPA event a big success!

Sue Craft & Scott Shackelford
LPA Poppy Festival Chairs 

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