Country Fair and Artisans
Camden — The 119th St. Thomas’ Country Fair and Artisans at St. Thomas’ Church event is set for Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Church, 33 Chestnut St. in the village, one block from Elm Street/Route 1.
The lively event will offer work by local artisans, a Morris dance performance, traditional church fair booths and, new this year, a raffle of interesting prizes to benefit United Mid-Coast Charities. Raffle tickets are available through purchase in person from community representatives, through the church office and at the fair.
Participating artisans will be Beyond the Bend, Brookside Studio Gallery, Hilma Foster, Jan Gilley Photography, Kitty Smith Designs, Maridadi, Noteworthy, Star Dance, Henry Eaton Publishing, Barbara Dyer and Elizabeth O’Haverty. The church group tables will include Polly’s Pantry (home-made baked goods, jams and jellies), Vintage Treasures, Kay’s Boutique, The Jewelry Table, The Holy Crafters and The Book Stall plus hot dogs, fresh lemonade and face painting for children.
The traditional St. Thomas chicken and grape salad, put up in containers, will be available by pre-ordering and also may be purchased at the fair for a tasty light lunch or supper. To pre-order the salad, contact the Church Office at 236-3680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 10 a.m., the Midcoast’s Highland Mary Morris Dancers will perform traditional British Morris dance, an ancient form of folk-dancing.
The St. Thomas’ Outreach Coalition multiple-prize packages raffle will be drawn 10 times during the day. The packages are comprised of donations from the participating artisans and from more than 60 local merchants, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and schooners. All receipts from the sale of these raffle tickets will benefit United Mid-Coast Charities, the area’s local nonprofit agency that in turn aids more than 50 other local charities.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.