Holly Fair and Sock Drive at First Baptist Church of Westwood
Thanks to First Baptist Church of Westwood for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.
The First Baptist Church of Westwood will be holding its annual Holly Fair in the Fellowship Hall at the church, located at 808 High Street, on Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., as part of the Westwood Holiday Walkabout that day.
As in past years, the fair will feature the perennially popular attic treasures, a bake sale, gently used jewelry, and crafts and Christmas items. Several local vendors will have tables including Tupperware, Paper Flamingo, Tyler Can, Paparazzi Accessories, the Westwood High Alumni Association, and the Westwood Community Chest which will be offering luminary kits. There will also be hot lunch items available at midday.
A new offering this year are hand-crafted wooden cutting and serving boards as well as sets of coasters made by talented woodworker Doug Crawford. Doug lives in Connecticut, but he grew up in Westwood and, as a youngster, learned basic woodworking from his father, William Crawford, who was a master woodworker and pattern maker. The boards that he has donated for sale at the fair are made using a number of interesting varieties of wood and would make beautiful as well as useful gifts.
Also this year, the church is kicking off its donation drive to collect white socks to benefit the homeless and veterans in need. A bin will be available at the fair to collect donations of new, white, crew socks. After the fair, socks may be donated at the church on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the church’s Holly Fair, the Westwood Artists will be holding their December Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society’s Fisher School at 830 High Street, and First Parish Church of Westwood will be holding its Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 252 Nahatan Street. The events are within walking distance of each other, and the three organizations hope that this walkabout will become an annual holiday event in Westwood