TRINITY STREET FAIRE
How to Help
If you weren’t able to come this year but would still like to make a donation, contact Claudette at Office@trinitycollinsville.org.
Quality Street is now Trinity Street Faire
Tradition is important, but so is change. For 40 years, Quality Street at Trinity was a holiday fair with Dickensian flair, run each November. While Trinity is committed to running a fundraiser each year to support vital community programs, we decided to make a change in theme and timing in deference to COVID and in order to take advantage of fall weather.
Some things felt familiar:
- In a nod to the former Dickensian theme, booth names were given a British bent
- The always-popular greenery booth was run by the Altar Guild
- Homemade sweets, baked goods, jams, and homemade frozen meals and soups
- Used Book Sale
- All proceeds will still be donated to community programs. The Canton Food and Fuel Banks have been the recipients in the past. This year the Trinity Nursery School Scholarship Fund is also in need of our help. In most recent pre-pandemic years, totals raised were $6,000-$7,000. When you come to the faire next year, know that you are making a difference in people’s lives!
Thank you to all who attended the faire this year. While a last-minute change of date was necessary, we still managed to take in over $4500 to donate to the above-listed programs.
But we also made room for the new:
- Trinity Street felt more like a true street fair, as we were outdoors on the church lawn and playground, all with a fall theme
- The annual (pre-COVID) Holy Smoke BBQ was incorporated into the Trinity Street Faire this year. Pulled pork sandwiches and fixings were available on-site or as take-out
- The usual teacup auction was replaced with themed baskets full of treasures
- With the additional space afforded by our outdoor digs, we added a focus on kids – face painting, games, “Wee Cuppa” kids’ teacup auction, and full access to the playground.
- Community involvement – We added booths for the Canton Food Bank, the Farmington River Watershed Association, Heads Up Hartford, and Kady Nicksa and her therapy dog, Holden, were available for kids’ story time
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Quality Streets Past
Take a little walk down memory lane. There’s a Holy Smoke picture in here…can you find it?