Seasonal good cheer at Harvest and Holly Fair

Nov 14, 2021

For decades, the First Congregational Church of Wareham has ushered in the holiday season with a fair complete with handicrafts, homemade apple pies, decorations and lunch.

“We have a lot of talented people here and an excellent chef,” said Michele Sabourin, one of the event’s organizers. “Everybody pitches in.”

Last year, the fair was drive-thru only due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re very excited this year that we were able to have it in person,” Sabourin said.

Many attendees and vendors still wore masks, and the lunch was take-out only.

Steve Chanona, a Johnson and Wales trained chef, led a team of chefs preparing chowder and sandwiches.

“Everybody’s raving about the lobster rolls,” Sabourin said.

One church member, Shirley, made a table-full of 17 different kinds of fudge. She’s recovering from a stroke, but was still able to whip up all kinds of treats, including peanut brittle, oreo fudge, and other delights.

She said she tries not to eat too much of the candy, but prefers candy with nuts in it.