After several years of renovation the Historic Lucks Cannery adjacent to Sapona Plastics in Seagrove is holding a grand opening event. 160 donors and former workers of Luck's Inc. are expected to attend the dinner on 11/13/21. Special guests include Elizabeth Lail, star of the NBC series "Ordinary Joe" and the bluegrass gospel band Steadfast. Artwork by Betty Lail and Megan Lail will be on display along with a selection of John Ehle's collection of Ben Owen Sr. Pottery. The event is catered by Peppermoon Catering. Other sponsors include First Horizon, Advisors Financial Center, Post Consumer Brands Asheboro and Pemmco Mfg.
Sapona hosts Celebration of Seagrove Area Potters
Each year for several years Sapona Plastics has provided 30,000 Sq.Ft. of space for the annual Pottery Show in Seagrove. Nearly 50 potters participate with beautiful, artistic creations and traditional pottery set up in booths. Around 5000 people attend the multi-day event. Work starts at Sapona weeks in advance to clear the space, prepare the grounds, and coordinate with the event planners and artist to move in thousands of fragile pieces of pottery. We do this while not missing any order shipments.
Sapona Plastics supports new Community Center
Sapona Plastics is donating the historic Luck's cannery facility to the Town of Seagrove for a community center. CEO Jack Lail is helping raise $450K to fix up the building. See the website for more information at luckscannery.weebly.com.
The center will benefit the thriving hand-made pottery tradition in Seagrove, NC providing a multi-use space for locals and tourists that visit over 80 area potteries. Sapona Plastics has hosted an annual celebration of Seagrove Potters in its warehouse facility at the site for several years. Due to growth and new jobs Lail has decided to provide a separate 90,000 Sq.Ft. facility so the potters will have a permanent venue for sharing their art that will also serve as an entrepreneurial incubator for businesses and space for other community purposes including a town hall and police department. The unique building dates back as far as 1947 and the Seagrove pottery tradition dates back over 100 years. Pintos, pottery and plastics have been a part of Seagrove for many years. This is an opportunity to support cultural arts, community development, economic growth and historic preservation.
Jack Lail originally got involved in plastics in the 60's with GE and in the early 70's when he formed Mid-State Plastics. That business led to additional joint ventures with 3 other plastics companies before being sold in 1994. Sapona Plastics is another joint venture formed in 2004. Lail's partner in Sapona Plastics is Sapona Manufacturing, a textile company based in nearby Cedar Falls, NC founded in 1836.
Contact: Dean Lail, president, Sapona Plastics, LLC. 336-873-8700. www.saponaplastics.com
Make donations directly to the Town of Seagrove, PO Box 119, Seagrove, NC 27341. Donations are tax deductible. Check with your tax adviser.
Follow @luckscannery on social media to keep up to date on the progress.