Fine and decorative art from the collection of parishioners will be on sale at the Holiday Fair at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main Street, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The fair itself, which will continue until 3 p.m. will feature Crafters set up all around the church's inside perimeter. The crafts will include fabric art (purses, aprons, children's quilts, bibs, totes, etc.), photography (scenes of Middletown and other locations, notecards, etc.) pet gifts, knitting (sweaters, scarves, mittens), jewelry, Christmas decorations, etc. Also for sale will be plants, baked goods of all kinds, jams, jellies, relishes, pies, cakes, brownies, fudge, as well as Vermont Cheddar Cheese and maple syrup. A Cookie Walk consisting of filling a container with assorted homemade cookies of your choice, 2 sizes available, could help visitors with their holiday baking.
Other items for sale will be found in other areas of the church. Handiwork such as hats, scarves, mittens, Christmas decorations, seashell ornaments, ABC children's wall charts, snowmen and other items will be sold in the Victorian Room. Specialty gift baskets of all kinds for people and pets, reasonably priced, are ready to give to teachers, friends, and relatives. The Chapel area will be the scene of a silent auction, a tea cup auction and a raffle. Prizes will be an American Girl doll, Mia, and her fabulous handmade wardrobe as first prize; a large specialty gift basket valued at $100.00 as second prize, and a large rosette red poinsettia plant valued at $35 as third prize.
Attic Treasures in the choir room will have items for the household, books, and kids' stuff, as well as well-loved used jewelry. Children's activities such as face painting and crafts will take place in the library.
There will also be a Country Fair Café with hot dogs, assorted sandwiches (tuna egg salad, ham and cheese), chips, soda and water, coffee and hot chocolate, homemade desserts by the slice for eating in or taking out.
All activities and display tables, as well as bathrooms, will be on the first floor of the church which is accessible by wheelchair ramp on the south side of the building.
Report and photo by Dortha Cool Willetts