Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin Street at I-65 in Mobile, will host its 6th Annual Spring Expo on Friday, March 6, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will feature more than 125 booths, including artists and crafters and purveyers of information on area businesses, ministries and other services in the Mobile area.
Concessions will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit DWBC Youth Ministry Missions and camp scholarships. In addition, collection receptacles will be available at the show for donations to the youth group.
Expo chair, Ginger McCracken, said that there will be free refreshments provided by Cakes by Judi; Tyner's, Naman's and Sean's Creative Catering and others. Admission to the event is free for visitors, who can look forward to an opportunity to win one of the dozens of door prizes, including a $50 VISA card.
Those attending this fun and informative show will find the fellowship hall and parking lot overflowing with things to buy, see and hear.
For example, among the artists and crafters will be Ron Johnson, a woodcarver from Delta Carvers; Susan Wright, who'll show her unique necklaces and wall art made from antique and vintage jewelry and McCracken, who turns antique linens into one-of-a-kind pillows. Mobile ARC will have live plants for sale and Mission of Hope will show its line of handcrafted outdoor furniture.
Among the businesses and services in the show will be Katie's Cookies, who will have a variety of homemade sweets; Me-to-You Upholstery; Women's Resource Center's Sav-A-Life program; Conecuh Charlie's and Betty Spence, whose inspirational book of poetry, "Traces of Presence," has just been released by Negative Capability Publishing.
Of particular interest to those who love music, there will be at least two harpists, Mahlon McCracken and Emily Fife. Several soloists will entertain as will a pianist or two.
Volunteer hosts and hostesses will again be available to direct visitors to various exhibits and events in the four rooms that make up the fellowship hall so that the overall experience will be a happy one for attendees.
A bonus at the Spring Expo--the church will have an information booth at which visitors can pick up tickets to the Mobile Passion Play at Dauphin Way Baptist, scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2015.
Registration is still open. Those who plan to participate in the Expo are encouraged to donate at least $25 for youth programs; participants' names will be in a drawing for a $50 VISA prize. For more information, contact McCracken, 251-341-0773 or Robin Murphy in the Student Ministry at 251-445-4163.