Members of the Orange Congregational Church are thinking summer and are in full swing preparing for their 8th annual Strawberry Festival. The Festival is June 11 from 9AM to 5PM at the Orange Fairgrounds. The rain date is June 12. Admission and parking are free.
The volunteers are planning for all the strawberry treats that take center stage at the Festival when the strawberry is “king for the day”. Shortcakes, jams, pies, chocolate dipped strawberries and sundaes will be ready for the hungry fair crowd to purchase and enjoy. These strawberry treats sell out quickly. Delicious festival food will be available throughout the day.
Many of the popular family attractions will return this June. The Red Car Show will be on the Fairgrounds from 10AM to 3PM. Red cars and trucks of all vintages are welcomed. The cost is $10 per car and there is no cut-off date to enter. For details of the car show, contact (203)799-6748. Musical entertainment, children’s games, face painting and rides are scheduled throughout the day.
Vendor applications are still being accepted. Last year the Festival had more that 70 vendor booths with displays by artists, handcrafters, local business owners, and antique dealers. Applications are available on the church website at www.orangecongregationalchurch.org. or call (203)795-9749.
Orange Congregational Church at 205 Meeting House Lane in Orange, CT (203-795-9749) also invites you to come to worship with us at our regular Sunday worship services taking place at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
The annual Tag Sale, sponsored by the youth of the Pilgrim Fellowship, will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. on the Orange Town Green. On Sunday, May 15th there will be only one worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, where we will welcome this year’s Confirmation Class as members of our church community. On Wednesday May 18th, please join us for a midweek service at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, in the Taize style which uses meditative chants and periods of silence to create an atmosphere of contemplative worship. Children’s Sunday will take place on May 22nd at the 10:00 a.m. worship service, hosted by our Church School children and their leaders. On Sunday May 29th, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will also have its annual Bake Sale. Many baked goods, sweet treats, hot coffee and cold drinks and much more will be available at their tent on the green during the Memorial Day parade.