St. George's Chapel to hold Christmas Fair Dec. 1

November 24, 2012
Working the 2011 St. George's Christmas Fair are (l-r) Event Chair Helen Abrams, Joanne Ciconte and Sue Mast. SOURCE SUBMITTED

St. George’s Episcopal Chapel in Harbeson is holding its ninth annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at its parish hall on Route 23 (Beaver Dam Road). Admission is free.

Featured will be affordable, handmade Christmas crafts and gifts, baked goods at Elva’s Bake Shop table, white elephant items, used books, DVDs and audio cassettes, freshly cut greens, chicken soup, hot dogs with or without homemade sauerkraut, chili, desserts and drinks. Tours of the 1719 chapel will be available.

“Back this year is Joyce Lafferty of Rehoboth Beach,” said Event Chair Helen Abrams. “She specializes in high-quality jewelry made of Swarovski crystal beads with touches of gold-filled and sterling silver trim.”

Barbara Kelly from Rehoboth Beach is bringing devotional jewelry. The St. George’s Episcopal Church Women led by member and professional artist Winnie Fullmer will have their creative, handmade gifts and decorations.

Ninety-three-year-old Amie Sloan, a longtime member of St. George’s, is bringing playing cards with scenes of Las Vegas made by her artist grandson, Aaron Trotter of Portland, Ore. Member Linda Lewis will bring handmade aprons and other items.

St. George’s Chapel members Kathy and Teri Smith-Jones will have fair trade coffee, tea and chocolates. Kathy will have her photos for sale.

The Rev. David Risseeuw, a retied clergyman and member of St. George’s Chapel, has family contacts in Wisconsin and will have Christmas stollen and fresh cheeses to sell.

Abrams, who is active in many St. George’s Chapel events and activities, has chaired the Christmas Fair for all nine years that it has taken place. “All the money we raise goes to charity,” she said.

“Our Christmas Fair started in 2004, the year we first had our parish hall,” Abrams said. “None of us had experience with this sort of thing; we just planned an event we thought others would like. Now, people put it on their calendars, and they tell us they wouldn’t miss it.”

For more information, call Abrams at 302-945-2368.