Leftfest Fort Wayne: Celebrates International Left-handers Day

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

August 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Location: 4005 South Wayne Ave, Fort Wayne 46807

Phone: 260-515-9446

Email: bornagainquilts@frontier.com

Event Description

July 28, 2015 Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 9:11 AM EST

Changes Come To Annual Left-handers Day Celebration

Plan now to celebrate everything left-handed at LeftFest Fort Wayne on August 13 at 4005 South Wayne Ave. from 1-7 p.m. The festival kicks off with the reading of the Bill of Lefts and ends with a concert by Fort Wayne’s People’s Choice favorite musician Hubie Ashcraft performs the hits of southpaws starting at 5 p.m.

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the founding of International Left-handers Day. It is the day to celebrate the contributions and talents of leftys. The Fort Wayne celebration also raises funds to give a helping southpaw to the animals sheltered at the Allen County SPCA.

This year’s celebration brings new activities and a twist on an old favorite.

With students going back to school earlier this year the popular trivia contest is now structured to allow festival-goers to participate in it throughout the event. This will allow for a greater number of children to learn about famous lefty’s.

“Lefty’s got Talent” will spotlight talented southpaws:
- Caricaturist Mark Ryan will be on hand to caricaturize what you like to do best left-handed.
- Diane Groenert, famous for her depictions of historic Fort Wayne landmarks and homes will share her artistic vision.
- Local musical theater favorite Aaron Mann will entertain.
- Deana Harvey, owner of Tree of Life Art Gallery will share her artistry.

New this year is a Chinese Auction. Items donated by lefty business owners will be auctioned to benefit the ACSPCA. A festival favorite the cornhole contest is back. Chicago White Sox Mascot Southpaw has generously provided prizes. And of course it wouldn’t be LeftFest without left-handed cookies to enjoy along with other food selections. Throughout the day famous local leftys and southpaw supporters will drop by.

LeftFest would not be possible without sponsors. A huge “Left on”! to Chuck Surack/Sweetwater, Jimmy Johns, Jerome Sr. and Marganelle Henry Foundation, JH Specialty and Born Again Quilts
Go to www.facebook.com/leftfestfortwayne for more information.
Free to the public.
Contact: Lois Levihn, 260-515-9446, bornagainquilts@frontier.com.

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