On April 30th we held a “Spring Fling” craft fair in Maxcy hall. It was the first attempt at a fair in the spring. It was a good indicator to see if we would move forward with our holiday fair. The turnout was light, but everyone had a good time, and we made a small profit. But most importantly it brought our congregation and community together after a long break.
After a three-year hiatus, our holiday fair/silent auction was held on November 11th and 12th 2022. This was the first time we held the fair on a Friday evening. From the opening of the door at 5:00pm until we closed at 8:00pm there was a steady stream of people. The crowd on Saturday was just as robust. It appears that everyone was ready to attend our beloved fair.
The whole event was held upstairs due to building restraints at the time. The Auction was held in the sanctuary. This gave our guests a chance to see our beautiful church! It was one of the most profitable auctions to date! We used our new meeting room to serve soup and baked goods. We found having a scaled down menu was not only efficient but perfect for our guests and visitors.
Our crafts were displayed beautifully throughout Maxcy hall. Our crafters did not let us down with beautiful pieces ranging from wreaths, hats, nature crafts, blankets, and holiday decorations. The talent in our church is amazing. We had several new crafters join in and that was something special!
We also had a raffle of several themed baskets that was a big hit and lots of fun. Our treasure table and Jewelry tables were also very popular this year.
The turnout was fantastic from our community, and many commented on the friendliness of our congregation. We also had an amazing pool of volunteers!
So many people made this fair successful. Thank you to each and every one of you!
Kris Collins – Fair Ministry