Roxbury Church Plans Annual Christmas Fair With a 3-Part Twist

The Roxbury Congregational Church’s annual Country Church Christmas Fair consists of three parts this year, including an online store which offers prepared food items such as chili, soup, peanut brittle and pies, as well as framed original works of fine art on consignment which would have been placed in the annual Art Show and Sale. Church member Jean Neff is among those baking pies. The store is on a special website through Tuesday, December 1. The church’s website, www.roxburychurch.org/fair, has the link for the store.

ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church has planned its annual Country Church Christmas Fair with a twist this year.

With Covid-19 raising caution among the community, the church had to look at if or how to continue this popular tradition.

“We took a look at how we could offer some of the favorite parts of the fair in a safe manner,” explained the Rev. David Peters, the church’s minister. “We came up with a plan that does that.”

The Country Church Christmas Fair is in three parts.

The first part is an online store which offers prepared food items such as chili, soup, peanut brittle and pies, as well as framed original works of fine art on consignment which would have been placed in the annual Art Show and Sale.

The store is on a special website through Tuesday, December 1. The church’s website, www.roxburychurch.org/fair, has the link for the store.

The second part is an online Fair Auction which offers bidding on gift baskets, gift certificates for donated goods and services and curated silent auction items such as antiques and art.

The auction will accept bids from Friday, November 27, through 6 p.m. Friday, December 4. The special website can be found at www.roxburychurch.org/fair.

The third part of the Christmas Fair will be an outdoor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at the church, 24 Church St. Wreaths, baked goods, Third World crafts, items from Goatboy Soap, Olive Oil Factory and Mike’s Bees Honey will be available. Prepared and frozen chili and soup will be offered.

All those attending must wear face masks and practice six-foot social distancing.

Those seeking additional information may call the church at 860-355-1978.

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