Norfield Giving Fair ends with celebration open to all

Norfield Church will hold a celebration on its lawn at the end of the day of service Giving Fair on June 16.Norfield Church is wrapping up the Norfield Giving Fair, Saturday June 16, with an Evening of Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. It is Norfield’s way of thanking the service teams, the beneficiaries, and the town for their day of service.

There will be a free barbecue and concert starting at Norfield Congregational Church on Norfield Road. All are welcome.

“We are thrilled with the response we have gotten for the Giving Fair,” said Pierre Ratt√©, one of the service team leaders for the event. More than 130 people have signed up, including youth from Weston High School, comprising more than 40 teams that will be servicing 45 service projects in the immediate and surrounding areas.

The broad spectrum of populations that will be served include: refugees, homeless, inner-city music mentoring, shut-in seniors, veterans, those with drug/alcohol addictions and the incarcerated along with their families.

“We have also had some great feedback from the community on how this is a great role model for a community and how they hope other communities will pick this up. It’s very gratifying,” said Kristin Matousek, who is heading up the service projects.

Vocalist and accoustic guitarist Lee Richardson will kick the evening celebration off at 6, and then at 7, the crowd will be treated to the sounds of St. Luke’s Steel Band from New Haven.

Following this, there will be a slide show, highlighting the work done by the teams earlier that day.

“We can’t think of a better way to wrap up this day of giving” said Taffy Miller, chairman of outreach at Norfield Church.

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