Communty Sing in the afternoon

Broad Bay fair features kids’ buying area, all-day music

Dec 03, 2012
Photo by: Chris Derby Balsam pillows and whoopie pie ornaments will be available at Broad Bay’s Dec. 15 holiday fair.

Waldoboro — Soak up some seasonal music before or after shopping, or even in place of it, at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ Holiday Fair Extraordinaire. The fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church’s sanctuary will have recorded and live music (piano, organ, recorder) for anyone who wants to stop by and relax. Downstairs, a magical tent will be a kids-only shopping venue for children ages 2 to 11, where they can buy low-cost (25 cents to $5) gifts for family members and friends. Items for sale will be handmade, creatively recycled or store-bought. Friendly elves will be on hand to help small-fry shoppers with their selections.

Other features of the fair are a last-minute shopping table, including stocking stuffers; a bake sale table with the ever-popular cookie walk; holiday centerpieces; a table with Heifer International information and activities, and beverages and sweet treats for sale. A gift-wrapping station, with prices up to $5 (extra-extra large gifts) will be set up for items bought at the fair or for a bagful of presents one brings in; please be sure to label the bag clearly. A choice of wrapping papers will be available, and all packages will be topped by satin ribbon.

At 3:15 p.m., organist Carroll Smith and choir director Julie Rand will lead a Community Sing, to which all are welcome. Traditional hymns, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” will be sung as well as a few secular tunes. Baskets will be available for a free will offering.

Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ is at 941 Main St., near the post office. For more information, call Broad Bay at 832-6898.

A stylish felted wool owl and various birds will be featured in Broad Bay’s children’s buying tent Dec. 15. (Photo by: Chris Derby)
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