Celebrating our Celtic Faire!

Our 10th Celtic Faire was a great success! Almost 300 people visited our church to shop and eat and watch and learn. Community members were excited to visit our faire and so grateful to us for the opportunity. The final figures shared at the November 19 wrap-up meeting indicate that we made over $10,ooo to use for our parish and community ministries!

The faire would not have been possible without the help and participation of so many members who invited friends, baked Scottish goodies, posted posters, donated auction items, cooked delicious food, washed lots of dishes, and so much more.

Several members have been working for months to make it all possible. Pam Tinsley & team publicized our faire, and Dave Tinsley booked an amazing lineup of talent and kept our website up to date. Linda Brice once again transformed our Nursery to the 2nd Time Around jewelry shop – something people come back year after year to visit, and Bill Brice continues to keep our finances organized. Rena Girard helped us to celebrate all the different clans of St. Andrew’s. Susan Rowe headed our very popular Bake Shoppe, and Sandy Dick led a team to feed hungry visitors at the Lunch Shoppe. Jeffrey Boyce recruited talented vendors who provided great shopping opportunities. As usual, our tea room was an elegant stop for many thanks to the leadership of Reberta Skinner, Ann Morgan, and Jessica Richards. Shirley Morton and her team welcomed visiting kids with fun activities. Ken & Pam Rhodes led a team who prepared an amazing lamb dinner, and Kristina Younger, Jean Lubkin and their team put on a great auction. The Rev. Meghan Mullarkey organized a dynamic team of youth and adults to serve the dinner. Norbert Herriges & his team started setting it all up on Thursday and finished the last of the clean up on Monday. Many thanks to this amazing leadership team!

Plan ahead for next year – our faire is tentatively set for October 20th & 21st, 2018!

Adapted from the Tartan article
by Liz Herriges, our fearless leader!