North Orange and Tully Village Fair set for Saturday
Tying the Village Fair raffle quilt are Dorcas Society members Eileen, Janice and Audrey, plus Phil Shaughnessy. The quilt is queen-size and the pattern is called Home Sweet Home, inspired by the traditional log cabin design. Tickets will be sold at the fair on Aug. 16. Purchase photo reprints »
Goddard Park, 48 Main St., in North Orange, is the site of the annual North Orange and Tully Village Fair, set for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »
ORANGE — The Community Church of North Orange and Tully will have its annual Village Fair in Goddard Park in North Orange on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will offer for sale handcrafted items, homemade baked goods and candy, fresh produce, plants, gifts and a battery-operated three-wheel scooter raffle. As usual, there will be a Dorcas Society-made quilt for raffle at the fair. There is also a supper to end the day at 5 p.m.
The quilt is queen-sized and designed by the society, inspired by the traditional Log Cabin pattern and called the “Home Sweet Home” pattern. Tickets are $2 for one ticket or $5 for three. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn about 6 p.m., during the supper.
For musical entertainment, the Mid-Range Trio, featuring Terry and Ann Reed and John Holston, with three-part harmony singing and acoustic instrumentation and rhythm, will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” table, and a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, coffee, soda and water.
The Heifer International table is where patrons can donate quarters and dollars to provide the means to assist families all over the world with animals and tools toward self-sufficiency. This year, the funds will go toward buying a camel.
Other tables at the fair will feature hair bows and bands by Vanessa Gray, picture cards by Jessica Gale-Tanner, Tupperware by Lynn Price and “Cash for Gold & Silver” by Muriel Martel. Bring any gold or silver jewelry to see what it is worth. No pressure to sell.
New: ‘Poem for you’
New to the Fair is a table sponsored by Rev. Don Erickson, who is minister of the Community Church of North Orange and Tully, as well as published poet. Titled the “Poem For You” table, Rev. Don will write a short poem based on a person’s brief sharing of their life story, or a meaningful story, with him. Donations will be accepted for the poems and be given to the Community Church.
Supper on the church lawn
From 5 to 6 p.m., a chicken and biscuit and baked beans supper will be served on the church lawn with potato salad, tossed green salad, coleslaw and homemade pies. The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children. No reservations are needed.
Another new item in this year’s festivities happens at the supper. “Reverend DJ,” Rev. Erickson wearing his DJ hat, will supply the dinner music. The music played will be mostly secular, fun and conversation-friendly.
Goddard Park is located at 48 Main St. in North Orange, next to the Community Church of North Orange and Tully on the corner of Creamery Hill Road and Main Street. The fair will go on rain or shine.
For more information, call Helen Estabrooks at 978-575-0402.