News Feature

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, November 21, 2012
Stonington to host Holiday Fair

by Jessica Brophy

On Saturday, December 1, Stonington will host the second annual Holiday Fair. The fair was a “smashing success” last year, said Matt Skolnikoff of the Stonington Events and Promotions Committee.

Skolnikoff organizes the event, and he said people came down from Ellsworth and Bangor for the event last year, as well as strong local turnout.

“I won’t pretend that the perfect weather we had last year didn’t have anything to do with it,” he said. Still, he has high hopes for turnout this year. And more people, he said, mean more sales.

Already, the 35 tables available at the Island Community Center for the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. fair have been claimed by vendors. Goods on sale include books, decorations, handmade gifts, foods and fine arts.

There also will be a centerpiece making workshop on the second floor of the Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Materials will be provided for a small fee.

For those who are hungry, or want to power up for the dance-til-you-drop event at the Opera House later that evening, a benefit chowder supper will be held at the Island Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Barr’s Beauties Relay for Life team will serve up seafood chowder, rolls and a dessert to raise money for the battle against cancer.

Several retail stores downtown will have extended hours and may be offering sales and refreshments, said Skolnikoff.

The day of festivities will be capped by a dance at the Opera House featuring a live Calypso-inspired band, Hoot.

For more information, contact Matt Skolnikoff at 335-2111.