Christmas spirit — and plenty to eat, too!!
Even if it didn’t amount to much, the snow flurries that greeted families and friends to Saturday’s Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair was a finishing touch on a day filled with spirit and fellowship.
From beautiful crafts and a wide assortment of items in the silent auction to tables filled with candies, cookies, cakes and pies, it was a pre-Christmas gathering that offered something for everyone.
Thank you to Stephen Bither for his organization of the event and to the many volunteers who spent countless hours preparing for and then making the Jolly Snowman Fair another successful venture and a reflection of who we are in this congregation.
There were craft tables, a table with chocolates and fudge, a long table with pies, cookies, brownies, cakes and other baked goods, a selection of knit products, original artwork and photography, hidden treasures from attics and garages, and a beautiful display of wreaths and Christmas greens.
And, of course, the Silent Auction, organized by Laura Young Connelly, drew everyone’s attention, checking and re-checking bids while calculating what the best bid would be to secure the prized item at the auction’s 2 p.m. close.
As is the tradition with the fair, the Hills and Linds were the official greeters, offering everyone, as they entered, complimentary hot chocolate and/or hot cider. What better welcome could you ask for?
And as if there wasn’t enough to keep everyone’s appetite in check with the holiday goodies, the Lobster Roll lunch was well attended, thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of Brenda Simpson and Mary Anne Champeon.
Thank you to everyone who attended the fair, helping our church with its biggest fund-raising event of the year.
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