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Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle 2017 poster

Annisquam Sewing Circle shares the 2017 Christmas Fair poster

Saturday morning, December 2, 2017

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Web site: AnnisquamSewingCircle.org
Blog: http://www.annisquamsewingcircle.net
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/AnnisquamSewingCircle

Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair December 2nd

Save the Date! Press Release From The Annisquam Sewing Circle:

Each autumn the members of the Annisquam Sewing Circle gather to prepare for the Annual Christmas Fair, well known for its fabulous one-of-a-kind wreaths and center pieces as well as decorated boxwood trees. Also one will find beautiful bulbs and potted plants ready to give or take home, delicious homemade gourmet food items and handcrafted gift items. 

Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair
December 2, 2017 – 8:00am – 12:00 pm
Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930-1322

The Annual Christmas Fair & Luncheon and the Annual Plant and Gourmet Food Sale raise funds to support scholarships for graduating seniors who are going on to college, training for a trade or other educational opportunities and community projects on Cape Ann, for example: The Open Door Food Pantry, Backyard GrowersCape Ann Animal AidPathways for Children.

The Annisquam Sewing Circle was begun in 1837 as the Annisquam Female Benevolent Society. It is thought to be the oldest continuous independent society of women on Cape Ann.

The Society’s purpose as stated in its Preamble, was “for the performance of acts of benevolence.” Through the years, the Society, and now the Circle, has contributed generously to community programs and to individuals.

Web site: AnnisquamSewingCircle.org
Blog: http://www.annisquamsewingcircle.net
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/AnnisquamSewingCircle

 

Holy Family Christmas Fair

As I mentioned yesterday, there is a Christmas Fair fundraiser today at Holy Family Parish, being held in the parish hall at St. Ann’s Church on Pleasant Street.  The tables are overflowing with items for sale and for raffle. Here’s a photo of the room being set up:

There will be food available – the menu looks good:

Here is a sampling of the items available for sale:

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Fr. Matthew Green

Origami Santa and his Rainbow Reindeer

One uncut sheet of paper each.  The reindeer is folded from a design by Peter Engel, and the Santa is designed by Steven Casey.   I folded them to be among the items raffled and sold at the Holy Family Parish Christmas Fair, to be held this Saturday, Nov. 17, 9am-2pm.

 

Here’s a closeup of some of the reindeer:

They took me about an hour each to fold.

Fr. Matthew Green

 

 

Preparations for the Christmas Fair at St. Ann’s

The Women’s Guild is getting ready for the big Christmas Fair at St. Ann’s Church in Holy Family Parish (as announced on this blog). Here are some photos of the preparations, and some shots of merchandise:

The tables run almost the full length of the hall, and many are already almost full

Bea Ciaramitaro is the organizer, who has been working hard to bring it all together

All sorts of things are available, including secular winter items...

...and religious articles for year-round use...

...and religious Christmas decorations...

...all set up by the Women's Guild elves! (Here, setting up the jewelry table)

They are climbing ladders to be sure that everything is of the "highest" quality, even the hall decorations!

There are also religious and secular books, and much more! Come check it out on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9AM-2PM, in the Parish Hall under St. Ann’s Church, at 60 Prospect St. in Gloucester!