The Congregational Church of Brookfield
at the Crossroads of Routes 25 and 133
Yankee Fair and Barn Sale
October 18, 2014
This year’s Yankee Fair and Barn Sale theme is 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.
Here are a few helpful dates and other important items to keep in mind as we get closer to Fair Day:
· The last day for Barn donations will be on Saturday, October 11th. We will need many hands to help sort and arrange the barn for the fair. If you would like to volunteer please call, Lyn or Mark Lyon at 203-775-6190.
· Baked good donations for the Bake Shop, Coffee Shop, and the White Steeple Inn - please deliver to Fellowship Hall on Friday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or no later than by 9:00 a.m. on Fair Day. Please be sure to include a list of ingredients with all your donated food items.
· The Silent Auction can always use donations. If you are able to provide a service or a basket to offer in the silent auction, please contact Keith Newsom-Stewart or Richard Nyers.
· Volunteers are still needed in many booths and to help put the church "back to normal" for Sunday morning services. If you are able, please complete a volunteer form, or contact Walt Fisher or one of the Fair Chairs.
Thank you everyone for sharing your time and talents in making this year’s Yankee Fair and Barn Sale a huge success.
Mark and Lyn Lyon, and Wendy Elsen
2014 Yankee Fair and Barn Sale Chairs
2014 Yankee Fair T-shirt!
Shirts are white with red lettering and come in adult sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. The cost is $8.00 per shirt. Cash (or check payable to CCB) gladly accepted. If paying by check, please write “T-shirt” in the memo line.
*Order forms can be placed in the “T-shirt Orders” basket in Brooks Hall, or mailed to the Church Office.
Name _______________________________________ Telephone Number ______________________
Quantity ______ Size(s) ______________________________ Amount Due ($) ___________________
Orders with payment are due in the Church Office, or to Sue Ronan, by Friday, October 10th. If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office 203-775-1259
T-shirts will be ready for pick up at the Church Office beginning on Tuesday, October 15th during regular office hours.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR YANKEE FAIR 2014!
Last Year's Saturday, October 19, 2013
CCB is celebrating Brookfield's Birthday
The Congregational Church of Brookfield invites everyone to enjoy a Brookfield and New England tradition with its annual Yankee Fair and Barn Sale, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The big red barn next to the church opens at 8 a.m. for early birds.
Explore the barn for elegantly staged displays of treasures, including jewelry, furniture, kitchen and home goods, bicycles, electronics and seasonal decorations. The former parsonage is full of lovely antiques and collectibles, with a huge room of toys in the back.
In our main church building, explore dozens of Sunday School classrooms turned into "Fair booths" with handmade crafts, quilts, knitted items, baked goods, plants, seasonal décor and gifts as well as plants and books -- plus gently used clothing at "Second Hand Rose." Children will love meeting our very own church clown, Vanilla Swirl, and getting free balloon animals and playing children's games in our church playground area.
Browse and bid on silent auction items while listening to live music or enjoying food from the outdoor Barbecue Grill, the Bakery and Coffee Shop or a quiet lunch -- through the front and side doors of our historic Colonial Meetinghouse -- at the "White Steeple Inn," with table service and even homemade pumpkin chiffon pie. Upstairs in our "Brooks Hall," named after our 1757 founding pastor, The Rev. Thomas Brooks, enter our free raffle and enjoy a display of Brookfield history, as we remember our town's 225th Birthday.
Admission and parking for the Yankee Fair are free. Proceeds support church programs and charities such as (this year) the food pantries of Brookfield and the 3 towns that formed Brookfield -- Danbury, Newtown, and New Milford.
The Fair also supports our Refugee Resettlement Ministry for families who are brought to safety by our U.S. State Department after escaping from war-torn lands, and it provides "church mission grant" money for our young people to go on mission trips -- such as the two Brookfield High students who went to Oaxaca, Mexico, this past Spring Break to work with the indigenous poor who have to live in the city dump.
Less than one-quarter of our proceeds go to the upkeep of church property -- which this year included repair and repainting of our white Meetinghouse and steeple -- a treasured landmark in Brookfield since the mid-19th Century. Thank you for your support of our Yankee Fair and joining us in our church mission to "Pray, Share, and Welcome" in the way of Jesus.
The Congregational Church of Brookfield is at the crossroads of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. For more information, call 203-775-1259.