"I am really looking to make this an enjoyable community event for both our STA community and the greater seacoast community at large." These were words spoken by Mrs. Jen Duprat this fall and that is exactly the type of event that Saturday's "Light of Christmas" Craft Fair proved to be.
Although she had circulated the idea of a Christmas Craft Fair last year, Covid-19 and its uninvited companions (social distancing, protocols, etc.) prevented it from happening. This year, however, the idea took root and found a very willing and ready soil in which to sprout.
A committee formed last summer. Many details were considered and a plan was mapped out as to how to solicit vendors, publicize the event, and make this a one-of-a-kind celebratory occasion.
After months of careful planning, the Christmas Fair came to light. Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with the guests, a Pancake Breakfast fed many a hungry visitor, and the Fair brought hundreds of patrons into STA, all eager to view and purchase the wide array of holidaydelights. The voices of singing Saints presented a beautiful musical backdrop to the day's festivities.
We are very gratetul to Mrs. Duprat and to all her elves who helped make this event so special. We look forward to its return next December and hope to see it on the calendar for many years to come.