Kick off your holiday season in Brownsville at these festive happenings on Dec. 2

BROWNSVILLE, Vt. – On Saturday, Dec. 2, various committees of the Brownsville Community Church, West Windsor’s Beautification Committee and West Windsor Fire Department will sponsor the following festive holiday events.

Start with Christmas shopping at the famous Brownsville Christmas Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Brownsville Town Hall, located on Route 44 and Brownsville Hartland Rd. The ladies of the United Methodist Women’s group have, once again, pulled together a fine gathering of artisans and crafters who will be selling their wares at the Christmas Bazaar. And, shoppers at the Bazaar will enjoy Christmas music by West Windsor fiddler, Adam Boyce. Lunch will be starting at 11:00, when the ladies will be offering an array of delicacies including homemade soups and sandwiches as well as freshly baked deserts.

This dedicated group of women has accomplished many things this past year. All of the monies that the UMW raised through seasonal bazaars, craft sales and food events go to various charities as well as to sustain the greater church community. The UM Women’s group openly encourages any like-minded individuals to join them in their efforts. Contact Gail Britton at 802-674-6805 for more information on the Bazaar. Contact Ann Matthews for information on the United Methodist Women’s group at 802-484-5502.

At 3 p.m., the community will be treated to a concert of Christmas music at the Brownsville Community Church. Rev. Christian Huebner has arranged this concert featuring a trio of young talented musicians on Cello, Piano & Violin. In addition, there will be a collection of instrumental offerings including Seven Bowen on the Piano, Emilee Jones on Flute, Diane Fleck on French Horn, Sten Bowen on the Piano and Christian Huebner on the Organ. This concert is the last of a series of free-to-the-public concerts the Brownsville Community Church has offered to the public this year. Contact the Brownsville Community Church at bcchurchvt@gmail.com for more information on the Christmas Concert.

Immediately following the concert,at approximately 4 p.m., you can wander next door to the West Windsor Town Hall for the Holiday Tree Lighting. There will be caroling around the trees, a fire pit and tasty refreshments. Contact Jim Curry of the W. Windsor Beautification Committee at 802-484-0138 for more information on the Holiday Tree Lighting festivities.

Thank you to W. Windsor Fire Department who put up the lights on the Holiday Trees, United Methodist Women’s group for organizing and running the famous Brownsville Christmas Bazaar, the Brownsville Beautification Committee for arranging for the tree lighting festivities and Brownsville Community Church for making possible, yet again, one more free-to-the public concert.

The Brownsville Community Church is located on the Brownsville-Hartland Road, between Albert Bridge School and the Brownsville Town Hall. The church phone number is 802-484-5944, the email address is bcchurchvt@gmail.com and you can visit the Brownsville Community Church at www.brownsvilleumc-vt.org. Town Hall is next door to the church.

Admission is free for all the events but a free-will offering will be accepted at the concert to help offset costs.

Kick off the holidays on Dec. 2 in Brownsville. Enjoy the festivities and bring your friends, neighbors and family!

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Festive trees in Brownsville. Photo provided.
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Carolers in Brownsville. Photo provided.

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