Meriden Sisters sponsor 20th Franciscan Christmas Fair

MERIDEN, CT (11-19-2011) - Sisters from Idaho, Virginia, and Michigan joined the Franciscan Sisters of Meriden to help with the 20th Franciscan Christmas Fair held on the campus of the Franciscan Life Center. "The fair has become a Community event and we appreciate the generosity of our Sisters who give of themselves to make it a success," said Mother Shaun Vergauwen, Mother General. The Christmas Fair is one of the annual fund raising activities to benefit Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

The fair attracted hundreds of people. Wreaths, Christmas trees, homemade breads of all kinds, olive wood items from the Holy Land, jams, jellies and pickles, knitted items, a basket raffle, a Christmas grab bag and children's toy shop, Franciscan pottery, candles, garden shop, jewelry, and many food options were among the offerings of the day. Click the photo below to see a slide show.