Kris Kringle Faire Update for Oct 12


THE FAIR IS COMING! –The Kris Kringle Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12. Fair setup will start Sunday, Nov. 6, and continue through Friday, Nov. 11.

WHAT IS THE KRIS KRINGLE FAIR? – It’s the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading’s annual Fair, featuring lots of goods for sale and fun activities. If you’re new to the church, taking part in the Fair is a great way to meet people and make lasting connections.

SIGN UP TODAY TO HELP! – To volunteer to help with the Fair, see Fair chair Jenna Rankin Doucette in the Atrium at social hour (both services, October 16, 23, & 30), or e-mail She’ll be happy to answer questions. There’s a fun volunteer spot for everyone. We need Fair Day volunteers at all tables as well as those unsung heroes in parking, set-up and clean-up to help the fair run smoothly.


❄ RAFFLE Ticket Sales Started This Sunday. This year’s raffle items: the luminous “Pass on the Light” quilt hanging in the sanctuary…a Lottery Ticket Tree…a fabulous Lego set…a 50/50 raffle…and more!  For tickets, see Kristine Blum on Sundays at coffee hours starting Oct. 16th through Fair weekend.  Tickets will be drawn at the Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12th.  Start filling the ticket boxes now!

❄ JEWELRY Collection. The elves will make your old earrings, cufflinks, watches, pins and necklaces shine, but they need them NOW. Place in baskets in Atrium or contact Lynne Champion or Nancy Bond.

❄ Silent Auction seeks higher-end or high interest items (collectibles, gift certificates, professional services, unique jewelry, fancy handbag or Holiday gift basket). For questions or to donate an item, contact Paula Tucci (

❄ OVERSIZED ITEMS to sell? Contact Diane Chapin


❄ FLYERS or LAWN SIGNS to advertise the Fair (

❄ CLEAN-UP history proves that “many hands make light work.” This is the BEST job you can have. It starts immediately after the last sale is rung up and is over in about 2 hours!  Help put the Church back in tip=top shape, contact Mark Taitz at

❄ SETUP needs you to stay after 1-service Sunday on November 6th to help change our church into Kris Kringle Fair Land. Sign up at coffee hour or contact Chris Doucette,

❄ PARKING SHUTTLE drivers help ferry shoppers from Parker Middle School lot to the church. (Rob Craig-Comin,; Rich Salz,

❄ MUSIC (live!) creates a seasonal Fair atmosphere (Molly Smith,

❄ SNACK BAR – helpers and $$ donations toward groceries (Dan Jacobs,


❄ ATTIC TREASURES: Gently used housewares, furniture, decorative items (incl. Christmas decorations), pictures, craft and pet supplies, games and puzzles for adults, sports equipment, etc. Bags & tissue for wrapping also needed. (Please: NO electronics, mugs, glass vases.) (Kevin & Alec Kealing,

❄ BAKED GOODS: Homemade cookies, cakes, coffee cakes, pies. Yum! Please include your ingredients or recipes. (Dru Wood-Beckwith or Rose McAuley

❄ BOOKS: We welcome the following donations: Used books (adult and young adult), DVDs, CDs, books on tape, computer programs. Please: NO textbooks, magazines, music audio tapes, or computer programs on floppy disks. We need volunteers for setup the week prior and to sell books the day of the Fair. Contact Anne Mark: or Gail Page at

❄ BOUTIQUE: Susanne and Tammy would dearly love to hear from some new folks who are crafty, creative and might have something to donate for us to sell. The Boutique welcomes any sort of handcrafted items, holiday themed items are our specialty. (Please call or email Susanne Sullivan,; Tammy Zambo,

❄ COUNTRY STORE: Homemade goodies such as jams, jellies, preserves, relishes, pickles, rubs, pet treats. (Lorraine Dennis,;  Liz Lovell,

❄ JEWELRY: High-end, inexpensive, antique, up-to-the-minute. (Lynne Champion,; Nancy Bond.

❄ KIDS ONLY GIFT SHOP: Inexpensive items that youngsters can buy for family and friends. (Becky O’Neill,; Gloria Little,

❄ POTPOURRI: New or new-like items for gifting and regifting. (Joan Cushing, Beth Brauer

❄ SILENT AUCTION: Higher-end high-interest items, collectibles, gift certificates for services, sports or theater tickets, etc. Absentee bids gladly taken. (Paula Tucci,

❄ TOYS AND KIDS’ BOOKS: Toys, puzzles, books, videos/DVDs, blocks, ride-on toys, etc. (Rebecca Griffin,; Janée Tichy,