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Green Fair!!! All sorts of news...


     First and foremost - COME TO THE FAIR!  Help out, have fun, buy things, bid high, help out some more, have some more fun, buy more things and bid high!       Eat, drink cold drinks, and be merry!

    We still need more pop-up tents, believe it or not.  The big ones are up on the Green but apparently, we are going wall-to-wall!  (Or curb to curb, as the case may be.)  Contact Michael or Louise if you can lend us yours.

    The Books are pretty much ready to go as is the Boutique, and the White Elephant is almost done...  That is, except for linens (tablecloths, bespreads, sheets, towels, napkins, etc.)  That department is looking for anyone with some knowledge of what is what there to help the pricing process.  Please contact Michelle Gorra if you can help with this or just stop by today or tomorrow.

     And I know bakers and makers have been busy all week preparing desserts and snacks - both healthy and delicious and well, just not-so-plain delicious.  Again this year, we will have gluten-free/wheat-free options as well as vegan.  From the not-so-sweet to the ridiculously gooey-sweet.  Really, something for everyone.  This concession always sells out so if you aren't a baker-maker of treats, consider purchasing something and dropping it off - like a pie, cupcakes, cake or ... use your imagination.  Baked good items can be dropped off in the Parish House kitchen anytime on Friday or early Saturday morning.

    Friday is furniture day!  And I KNOW they need some help.  The time set for transferring furniture from the Parish House to the Green is set for 1:30 pm.  Please come by at that time if you can help.  If you can only come in the morning, contact Michael Gorra or Louise van Tartwijk.  They can probably find some way for you to help.  And I believe there will be other kinds of setup done on Friday and probably into the evening.  Then some again on Saturday morning. Where we always need hands to help is on Saturday after the fair. For pack-up/ clean-up and also to do some reorganizing for the second tag sale to be held on July 22 with anything we have left over.

   Oh... and did I say COME TO THE FAIR!  Help out, have fun, buy things, bid high, help out some more, have some more fun, buy more things and bid high!     Eat, drink cold drinks, and be merry!

    And when it is all over, please join us this Sunday for our worship service for a bit of rest, rejeuvenation, and upliftment. And... if i wasn't all done on Saturday and you can manage it, stay for a little bit and help organize the leftovers in the hall for the second tag sale on the 22nd.  They have a few people to staff the sale that day but if you are available, they could use more.  Tell Mike Gorra or just stop by from 9 am to noon on the 23rd. 

    This year may indeed be the biggest and best Green Fair ever.  And it could not be that without Michael Gorra, Louise van Tartwijk, all the concession chairs and the army of all of you and community members and merchants who donate, sort, price, move, lift, solicit donations, bake, pot up plants, make flower arrangements, take care of the financial matters and logistics and setup and clean up and setup and clean up and clean up ... I am sure I am leaving something out but definitely everyone deserves a huge thank you.  Now come to the fair and have FUN.  Have you ever enjoyed as much great fellowship and fun as we have here in this church community?  Not to tell you what to do... but you've got to LOVE it!

We're looking forward to seeing you often over the next few days!

Karen Esslinger
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