Archive 2008 - 2019

First Congregational Annual Church Fair

by Nancy Farrell

There were lots of fun things for the kids on the green: pony rides, a moonwalk, ring toss and the popular wheel of fortune. Folks milled around the green, enjoying the spectacular autumn day. The sun shone on the green from behind the spire of this beautiful old church.
Inside the church, the chapel pews were filled with a very good collection of second-hand books with browsers leaning here and there absorbed in a good find. There were second-hand toys, jewelry, Halloween costumes, and great bargains at the Clothes Closet. A White Elephant sale in the hall had everything from computer adaptors to bric-a-brac.
And homemade goodies everywhere! Chili, chowder, pies, cookies, candies!
The Handbell Ringers had a fundraising raffle. They do concerts every other year in December (not this year) but there is an open rehearsal during the Holiday Stroll. Another fundraiser benefitted the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing with the sale of a knitted "Boston Strong" hat with the Boston skyline on the back.
And besides all that, it is just pleasure to see the fine craftsmanship in that beautiful building. What a good idea a simple church fair is!