Westborough churches, historical society host holiday fairs


Westborough churches, historical society host holiday fairs
It was a gingerbread lover’s delight at the Congregational Church’s annual Evergreen Christmas Fair on Dec. 3. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – A rainy Saturday – usually, it’s a day to stretch out on the couch and watch TV.

But on Dec. 3, it was a time to do some local holiday shopping.

At three places – the Historical Society, the Congregational Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – visitors could peruse and purchase a variety of holiday items, from greens to gingerbread.

At the Congregational Church, home of the 66th annual Evergreen Christmas Fair, there were hand-decorated fresh balsam wreaths, along with lots of gingerbread, jewelry, knitted items and more available for purchase.

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for photos, and Grandma’s Attic was filled with glassware, cookware and more, all for bargain prices.

There was also a silent auction.

Proceeds go to the missions of the church.

At St. Stephen’s, items for sale included hand-painted ornaments and angels made from choral books.

The Historical Society opened its first floor for an “indoor yard sale,” with each room containing items for sale – ornaments, prints, antique items and more.

Other holiday events

The Civic Club has announced that it has secured delivery of another batch of balsam fir trees, wreaths, and roping from the Nova Scotia farm it has used for decades. 

The sale takes place in front of Hastings school, and hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends, and 3:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays.

The Westborough Women’s Club will conduct its annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Five homes in town will be showcased.

Tickets are $30 each, and available the day of the tour at the Westborough Congregational Church, 57 Main St., and prior to the tour at Town Hall.