2009-07-16 / About Town

St. Matthew’s Church to hold 78th summer fair Saturday

Don’t miss St. Matthew’s 78th annual Summer Fair this Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

The sale will feature the church’s famous lobster rolls, the Beech Tree grill serving homemade chowder, hot dogs and hamburgers, and a tropical tiki punch stand. A large selection of homebaked goods will be for sale.

Children’s games, a selection of toys and books, household furniture, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry and attic treasures for all tastes and budgets will also be available.

Inside the Parish Hall, this year’s silent auction will offer bidding opportunities for antiques and collectibles, art work and attic treasures. There will be another opportunity to cruise aboard the Schooner Arabella to your choice of the Caribbean, New England or Chesapeake Bay waterways, a $4,000 value that has attracted many bids in past years. Other items include a stay on land in a Florida timeshare, a weekend at a boutique hotel in New York City and two tickets to the New England Patriots season opener.

The talents of parishioners are reflected in other silent auction items, including local artist Elizabeth Congdon’s oil on linen painting entitled “Beavertail in June,” along with a gold Jamestown pin from J.H. Breakell, nutrition analysis/ personalized meal planning, yoga sessions at Innerlight Yoga and massage. Silent auction bidding will end at noon sharp. Winners need not be present and can be notified by telephone.

Proceeds from this annual event benefit the operation and outreach ministries of the parish.

St. Matthew’s thrift shop will also be open during the fair.

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