The giving spirit was alive in Gravesend last weekend as Our Lady of Grace Parish held its annual Christmas Fair on Friday, November 18, Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.
Along with collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, the weekend fair was chock full of activities including vendors selling new items, a breakfast and pictures with Santa, raffles, and hot and cold food and desserts.
“It went very well,” said organizer Mary Ann De Luca. “We had over 100 kids for breakfast with Santa and we took pictures of the kids on top of the stage with Santa. We had about 65 tables of vendors, 12 of them were church tables, and we also had the Columbiettes collecting Toys for Tots and the school collected toiletries for the troops for a drive called Operation Gratitude.”