By Beth David, Editor
Fairhaven’s Old Time Holiday had the center of town hopping on Saturday, 12/10/22. Father Christmas greeted people outside town hall, the bells of the Unitarian Church ran out, and lots of people walked around from one venue to the next, five in all.
At the Town Hall, there were hotdogs and popcorn in front, soups in the banquet room, and about 20 nonprofit organizations sold crafts and other items upstairs in the auditorium.
Across the street the First Congregational Church had their famous lobster luncheon, and craft booths, baked goods and the thrift shop.
At the Millicent Library, there was a book sale, children’s activities, music and treats. The Unitarian Church had crafts, lunch, and tours.
And, new this year, the Northeast Maritime Institute hosted Santa’s Sweet Shop, featuring the candy of Dorothy Cox’s Chocolates, and a visit by Santa.
Attendance was brisk, by 12:30 p.m., the lobster was gone, and most of the other lunch places had run out of something.
Vendors at the town hall said they did well with sales. The VFW Auxiliary started out with two full tales, and was down to a fraction of one table by 12:30 p.m.
“We got rain, snow, sun, clouds, every form of weather we could have,” said Office of Tourism Director Chris Richard, but most of the day was sunny. “We had good crowds.”
At the Millicent, the Friends of the Library simply “sold a lot of books,” said Library Director Kyle DeCicco.
At Northeast Maritime Institute, they were busy all day in the kids’ room, coloring, and making wood ornaments. They went through four batches of hot cocoa, and, of course, Santa was a hit.
“There were a lot of kids doing crafts,” said NMI President and CEO Eric Dawicki.
“A lot of adults doing crafts,” added Angela Dawicki, Chief Academic Officer.s
The annual event is sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism.
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