The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield, with help from presenting sponsor Newman’s Own, house sponsor General Electric, a number of room sponsors, contributors and many volunteers, welcomed many local families to the Burr Homestead on Dec. 8 and 9 for the chance to meet Santa Claus and partake in holiday festivities.
Kids and their families enjoyed entertainment, crafts, a model train display, a silhouette artist, sweet treats and more as they made their way through the rooms of the Burr Homestead on Old Post Road, which were all decked out in bright and colorful holiday décor.
While waiting in line for their free picture with Santa, children were greeted by a friendly snowman, gingerbread man and Rudolph. In the Santa’s House kitchen, kids received a free cookie from Mrs. Claus.
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit the JWC’s 2011-12 Charitable Partner, The Thomas Merton Family Center in Bridgeport. Also this year, in light of the recent devastating weather event that affected the town, a portion of the proceeds will be presented to the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund.
The Thomas Merton Family Center provides a much-needed preschool and childcare program, along with parenting support and healthy meals for families in need. The Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund has been established by the town of Fairfield and local organization Operation Hope to collect monetary contributions for distribution to Fairfield residents impacted by Storm Sandy.