Yankee Fair
and Barn Sale

October 17, 2015

“REFLECTIONS”

With every passing season, the sun changes its angles. And in autumn, we are blessed by cooler days, crisp apples and orange pumpkins, the ever changing foliage, and our amazing Yankee Fair and Barn Sale. The theme for this year’s Fair is “Reflections”, and has as its centerpiece an amazing piece of art painted by our own Nancy Desmond. We chose to showcase this lovely painting because it depicts our beautiful Church during the autumn season that has for so long signified the coming of the Fair.

Many think of “Reflections” as a look back on our past. But in 2015, our Church is reflecting on the future! We’ve proven that this year by harnessing the energy and reflective power of the sun through solar power. Our Church is running on all cylinders, not only through the power and grace of God, but in a new way. Electricity is generated when sunlight falls on our solar panels, just like when God’s power falls on us, yielding the energy to get our work done at the Fair. Our solar panels work in unison to channel the energy they collect, just like our volunteers work together to make the Fair such a success! And our Church is solidly positioned in the center of Town, extracting the maximum performance of our open and affirming Congregation just like our solar panels are aligned to receive maximum sunlight throughout the year. “Reflections” – recalling our proud past, while faithfully looking to the future. 

Our Church has a long and storied history of support for wonderful projects both locally and globally. The Church in Society Committee theme this year is Body, Mind and Spirit, and they have agreed that the proceeds for the outreach portion of the Fair funds in 2015 will go to Silver Lake Conference Center – our outdoor ministry and youth camping program of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ – as it best embodies Body, Mind and Spirit for all those lucky enough to visit there. We will take the opportunity on Fair day to showcase what Silver Lake has meant to so many members of our Church.

As we all know, the most important part of the Fair is the people! We have many volunteers who give their time and talents to work in the booths and the Barn, and many more who are behind the scenes ensuring that everything is operating smoothly for the huge crowds that show up on Fair Day. These volunteers also spread the Good News that is the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale, ensuring that we have large and enthusiast crowds on site who support our efforts.

The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale will continue to offer all of the traditional booths everyone loves, including Quilts, the Garden Shop, General Store, Crafts, and SERRV on the upper floor; and Silent Auction, the Coffee Shop, the Bake Shop, Cheese Booth, Used Books and the Fudge booth downstairs. Autumn Harvest will fill the Courtyard area with flowers and pumpkins. Of course, the White Steeple Inn will offer delicious lunch selections and homemade pies. The Grill will be serving up wonderful breakfast sandwiches and lunch choices. Second Hand Rose, Jewelry, Collectibles, and Used Toys will be over in the Parsonage and the Cottage. As always, the Barn will be full of treasures, and there will be Games aplenty for the children. Once again, the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale will feature live musical entertainment throughout the day!

Admission and parking for the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale are free. Proceeds support church programs, charities, and of course Silver Lake Conference Center.

We wish to thank everyone for sharing your time and talents in working together to make the 2015 Yankee Fair and Barn Sale a huge success.

Faithfully,


Wendy Elsen, and Mark and Lyn Lyon
2015 Yankee Fair and Barn Sale Chairs


THANK YOU, BROOKFIELD! 75% of our 2014 proceeds went directly back into YOUR COMMUNITY. Our Beneficiaries Include:

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Christian Growth & Enrichment Fund

Danbury ARC – Association of Religious
Communities (domestic violence prevention, food pantry, & transitional housing for homeless families)

Silver Lake Conference Center (youth camping program of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ)

Simply Smiles (a nonprofit that works with impoverished children in the United States and Mexico)


At last year's Yankee Fair and Barn Sale
October 18, 2014 

Last year’s Yankee Fair and Barn Sale theme was Mission Possible!

Our church has such a rich history of mission work, and continues to support wonderful projects both locally and globally. We will take the opportunity on Fair Day to showcase many these CCB missions in an extravagant display in Brooks Hall throughout the day of the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale.

The most important part of the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale is the people! We have so many who volunteer their time to work in the booths and the Barn, and many more who are behind the scenes ensuring that everything is operating smoothly for the huge crowds that show up on Fair Day.  

The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale will offer all of the traditional booths everyone loves, including Quilts, the Garden Shop, General Store, Crafts, and SERRV on the upper floor; and Silent Auction, the Coffee Shop, the Bake Shop, Cheese Booth, Used Books and the Fudge booth downstairs. Autumn Harvest will fill the Courtyard area with flowers and pumpkins. Of course, the White Steeple Inn will offer delicious lunch selections and homemade pies. The Grill will be serving up wonderful breakfast sandwiches and lunch choices. Second Hand Rose, Jewelry, Collectibles, and Used Toys will be over in the Parsonage and the Cottage.  As always, the Barn will be full of treasures, and there will be Games aplenty for the children. 

This year, the special live musical attraction will be our very own Still River Ramblers

Admission and parking for the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale are free. Proceeds support church programs, charities, and of course our continuing mission work.

Thank you everyone for sharing your time and talents in making this year’s Yankee Fair and Barn Sale a huge success.

Faithfully,
Mark and Lyn Lyon, and Wendy Elsen
2014 Yankee Fair and Barn Sale Chairs


At the 2013 CCB celebrated Brookfield's Birthday!

For Photos of the event, click here or here.


The Congregational Church of Brookfield is at the crossroads of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. For more information, call 203-775-1259.