Fun Stuff for Kids!
- Children’s Street Fair with rides and bouncy castles
- Pony Rides
- Children’s Entertainment from Liam the Magician and John Carlin of The Kids Music Underground
- Face Painting and Spin Art (in Hillis Hall)
- Crafts Activities: holiday keepsake boxes, apple decorating, sand art and beads
Holiday Shopping and Bargains for All!
- "For Your Table and Tree" featuring antique and vintage decorations and housewares
- Gently Used Boutique Fashion for women, men and children, courtesy of the Underground Thrift Store
- Handmade Crafts
- Books & Media
- Country Kitchen with homemade treats and jams
- Plymouth’s Famous Chili Bar, plus kid-friendly lunch favorites and our new Brownie Bar
- History Tours
Plan Your Day
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
- 11:00–12:00: Liam the Magician in the Reception Room
- 1:00–2:00: John Carlin of The Kids Underground in the Reception Room
- 10:00–2:00: Kids Crafts in the Gym
- 10:00–3:00: Country Kitchen Café in the Gym
- 12:00–2:30: Lunch in Hillis Hall
- Plymouth's Famous Chili Bar with three kinds of chili: Texas, turkey and vegetarian (butternut squash/white bean)
- Hot fresh-baked Texas cornbread
- Our new Brownie Bar
- Refreshing drinks
- Kids' Meals, featuring pizza or hot dog, Brownie Bar selection and drink
- All-inclusive Children's Activity Bracelets (admission to rides, bouncy castle, spin art and more) are $15 per child; maximum $40 per family.
- Pony ride tickets and Children's Craft passes are $5 each
All for a Good Cause
Monies raised by Yankee Fair 2012 go towards the restoration and maintenance of our historic buildings, the Plymouth Church School Scholarship Fund, and St. John's Bread and Life, the Brooklyn-based initiative fighting hunger and poverty right here in our community (www.breadandlife.org). Meal deliveries via their Mobile Soup Kitchen have taken on special urgency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
During Yankee Fair, Plymouth will also be taking collections for the Red Hook Initiative (rhicenter.org), a community leader in providing food, supplies and relief assistance to Red Hook families struggling to recover from Sandy. We will be accepting donations of the following supplies at the fair: items for warmth, including blankets, socks (new), underwear (new in package), and long underwear; toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo; baby products, including diapers and wipes; and flashlights and batteries (C, D).
Insider Information for Plymouth Families
It's Not Too Late to Volunteer
Members from our Plymouth church and school community are the magic ingredient that will make a successful (and fun!) Yankee Fair. If you haven't yet committed to a volunteer slot (typically 2 hours), please consider helping with set-up, decorating or breakdown.
Instructions for Plymouth Church Volunteers
Most slots are full (thank you!), but we still need a few last-minute volunteers to cover newly opened slots. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Yaggy for details.
Instructions for PCS Parent Volunteers
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the fair. Questions? Please contact organizers Victoria Briggs and Lindsay McCann.
Donations? Yes, please!
Your gently used donations in good condition—fine clothing, holiday decor and entertainment housewares, as well as books and media—will take center stage at our marketplace. Here is a complete list of the items we are accepting for Yankee Fair 2012. Please read these guidelines carefully. There are many items we are NOT accepting and cannot use. (Sadly, since we don’t have the staff to process these goods for other charities, unused items must be thrown away).
Please follow these guidelines:
- NO Toys
- NO Baby Furniture, Cribs or Car Seats
- NO Strollers, Bikes or Sports Gear
- No Furniture
- NO Appliances
- NO Electronics
- NO casual Children’s Clothing (i.e. items that would not be sold at the Underground)
- NO VHS Videotapes
- NO Encyclopedias or outdated Guides/Instruction Manuals
The Country Kitchen booth will be selling your tasty, homecooked inventory of baked goods, preserved condiments and frozen foods. We'd love to receive homemade breads, coffee cake, muffins, cookies, pies and cakes; condiments like jams and relishes; and frozen main courses like chili, stew, lasagna and shepherd's pie. Once you have decided what to make, please email Country Kitchen organizers Mary Lou Wells or Kate Kincaid.
Please reach out to one of the Yankee Fair committee chairs listed below. See you at the fair!