40+ Years of the Church of the Holy Spirit Holly Fair
It all started in the 1970’s when for many years the ladies at Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellevue gathered regularly to craft items for the Holly Fair. Trips were made to the cemetery to gather pine cones for wreath making, needlepoint and other creative tree ornaments were made, papier-mâché vegetables and fruits formed on wood to hang in the kitchen, and many other wonderful items. Also the Holly Fair served lunch and of course tables of cookies, cakes, pies, candy and other delicious items were for sale.
Flash forward to 2007 and fundraising for a new kitchen. Time for a cookie bake sale! The cookies were baked and a few tables were set up for any member who had something to sell. The Holiday Craft and Bake Sale was formed. The kitchen is completed, but new projects are identified and it continues to grow each year. 2015 found the ladies setting up the CHS Christmas Flea Market and Bake Sale tables and the Undercroft full of 15 to 20 vendors from Bellevue and the surrounding area offering a great variety of treasures. The Christmas spirit was shared with new and old friends from the community as we wished them a Merry Christmas and invited them to join us for Lessons and Carols on December 18th.