Out and about for holiday crafts, food and more

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:15am

    Being inside on a rainy December Saturday was what it was all about Dec. 3, and greeting those arriving at the Congregational and Methodist churches in Boothbay Harbor, and the Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum open house, were multitudes of holiday warmth and cheer.

    The Congregational Church Christmas Fair in the church’s Fellowship Hall was bustling with people and the sales of holiday bakes goods – including a popular Cookie Walk – jewelry and a soup luncheon were brisk. All proceeds from the fair were to be donated to the Community Resource Council's Community Fuel Fund.

    The Methodist Church’s “Jingle Fest” was also busy, as gift baskets, baked goods and crafts were sold quickly, according to Cathy Blake, one of the organizers. The church’s Clothesline of Caring had to be moved inside due to the wind and rain, but those needing warm hats, mittens and more should be on the lookout for the clothesline outside the church in the coming days. Later in the day, a lobster roll sale was held.

    Refreshments, sale items, gift basket raffles and vintage decorations were available at the Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum, as several volunteers were there to hand out food, sell raffle tickets and explain the various exhibits.