Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 Cavendish Holiday Fair

The Cavendish Connects website now includes much of what was included on this blog as well as a calendar of Cavendish events. The new blog, “The Dish,” includes the Cavendish Update as well as on-going information.Please check back frequently as new items and vendors are being added.

The Annual Cavendish Holiday Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30 from 9-3 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. Sandwiched between the shopping days of “Black Friday,” and “Cyber Monday,” the Cavendish Fair is all about local shopping with an emphasis on keeping the “green” not only in the holidays, but also in town.

While some things change from year to year, there are favorites that everyone looks forward to, among them the luncheon served by Holy Name of Mary and of course the big question-who will be the lucky winner of St. James’s “Tower of Chocolate!”

New this year will be a “hand-made-by-you” workshop featuring Duct Tape. From 10 am- 2pm you can learn to make one of the following items out of duct tape: wallet, tie, beaded bracelet or a marshmallow blowpipe. The cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. All supplies are provided, including marshmallow ammo. Those who wish to make more of one item (Uncle Harry as well as Dad would like a Duct Tape tie) can do so for a materials fee of $3 per additional item. 

Luncheon Menu: Soups, chili, hot dogs, sandwiches, brownies, ice cream, coffee and soda.


• Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA): In addition to learning more about CCCA and their plans for the coming year, the 2014 Cavendish Calendar, which features the winners of the 2013 Cavendish Photo Contest, along with other pictures of Cavendish will be available for sale. 

• Cavendish Fletcher Community Library: Make a donation and pick up great quality (and quantity of gently used books and movies. 

• Cavendish Town Elementary School Athletics Program: Order your special "Patriots" T-shirt, which will arrive in time for Christmas. 

• Cavendish Historical Society: Check out the gift center for gardeners. There is a gardener’s sugar scrub, plant markers and gardening angels. Note: Real men like pink-the scrub works great on grime and grease.  Lots of town history for sale, plus special holiday pillows and ornaments. The fair provides one last chance to purchase a ticket on the CHS raffle (including two pieces of Craig Rankin artwork), with the drawing taking place at 2 pm. CHS is hosting the Duct Tape workshop. Among the many Cavendish history items is Cavendish’s own Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Stearns’s “Field Hill Farm.”  As Sandra will be helping to run the Duct Tape workshop, you can even have her sign your book, which describes her childhood in the 1940’s and 50’s on East Hill Rd in Cavendish. 

• Gethsemane Episcopal Church: Take a chance on a beautiful gingerbread house, complete with lights and "stained" glass, along with other great raffle prizes. For all those who can't eat gluten, there will be special treats for you this year.  Additionally there will be Aprons, holiday decorations and special baked goods on sale..just to mention a few items.

• Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church

• Proctorsville Fire Department: Wreath sale

• St. James Methodist Church: Tower of Chocolate and many other prizes in their annual raffle. 

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