Christmas on Round Hill
Christmas on Round Hill Saturday, December 6, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community House
The tradition of Christmas on Round Hill goes back to when the Community House was built in the nineteen twenties. The sense of community was strong then and it continues today. The Community House is decorated inside and out. Members of the Church and their friends bake and bring goodies to be sold, as they did then. Vendors will also be selling handmade jewelry, accessories, plants and Christmas ornaments. Click here if you would like to apply to be a Vendor.
The Round Hill Craft Studio meets every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year to create handcrafted items to sell, such as fine decoupage plates, decorative lacquered boxes, wood wastebaskets and magazine racks, faux bois glazed tables, and hand-painted children’s furniture.
There are cookie workshops during the month before, and Christmas puddings are stirred as they were years ago. The Round Hill Express Train will be chugging around the grounds carrying delighted young passengers. The train was built in the 1940s by John Macauley, the church sexton, with parts scavenged from old tractors and wheels from large dollies that now support the cars.
The Fair is an event for the whole community and great fun for families. As every year, there will be activities for children, a variety of crafts that they can make and take home. While the children have fun their families can shop for gifts. At the heart of the Fair is the Treasure Trove, a collection of treasures and collectibles from the attics and closets of many kind donors. You may stumble on a picture, or a pillow, or piece of silver or vintage dress that you love. In years past there were even a couple of cars sold at the Fair.
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