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109th Family Fair Planned At Weston's Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel’s teen parishioners, Grace Juneau, Lily Butt and Claire Magee, from left, at last year’s fair in Weston. Photo Credit: Contributed
Emmanuel’s teen parishioners, Grace Juneau, Lily Butt and Claire Magee, from left, at last year’s fair in Weston. Photo Credit: Chris Juneau

WESTON, Conn. -- Fun will abound at Emmanuel Church’s 109th Family Fair.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the parish grounds, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston.

Fairfield County residents and beyond are invited to attend this family-friendly event.

“I look forward to our 109th Family Fair with great enthusiasm. It’s a time-honored tradition that promotes fellowship among our congregation and beyond parish borders,” said Katy Piazza, Emmanuel’s Priest-In-Charge in a press release. 

"It’s also a day of relaxed fun for people of all ages -- and the perfect vehicle through which to extend Emmanuel’s hospitality."

Fairgoers will be entertained by Weston’s own Chris Coogan, an Emmanuel Church Nursery School graduate and hometown musician. Coogan and his quartet will treat the crowd to a range of numbers from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Tweens and teens can enjoy a performance by the student band, Orbit, later in the afternoon 

Traditional carnival fare, including hamburgers and hot dogs will be available, along with ice cream, popcorn and other snacks. 

In addition, kids can enjoy pony rides, face painting, a dunk tank, an inflatable obstacle course (new this year) and a variety of children’s games. 

Students will especially want to try and “Soak Mr. Doak” as middle school principal, Daniel Doak, will be one of the volunteer dunk tank participants at 2 p.m. 

Attendees also are invited to enter the “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Connecticut” contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top three places, and bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter at no charge. Bring one dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies, a list of ingredients (required for entry) and your name and contact information to the contest table by noon.

A selection of items will be for sale, including toys, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, art, children’s books and garden items. 

There also will be a silent auction with items donated from community businesses, vendors and artisans, such as Mets tickets, a weekend in Florida, a decorated handmade dollhouse and gift certificates.

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