St. John's High School students prepare to help with the Gingerbread Fayre

posted Nov 30, 2011, 7:16 PM by   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 7:16 PM ]
St. John's Academy High School students are preparing to help with the annual Gingerbread Fayre -- a major community event at Holy Virgin Cathedral. Organized this year for a final time by Matushka Larissa Belikow, the Gingerbread Fayre brings together children from both our schools, as well as the Cathedral parish as a whole and many guests / friends, in order to decorate gingerbread houses with special packages of supplies and place settings prepared for each child, as well as take part in a number of other activities organized for the occasion. Numerous booths are present with crafts and supplies for the Nativity season, produced by members of our Orthodox community, and small games and crafts made ready for the children -- as well as refreshments for all ages.

The Gingerbread Fayre has fast become a beloved tradition at Holy Virgin Cathedral, and once again our High School students at St. John's are applying their community-minded spirit to volunteer to assist with its operation -- helping with set up, running stalls, looking after activities and helping with the clean up. Their aim is to assist Matushka Larissa with the many aspects involved in making an event like this a success -- something she has done for a great many events each year that benefit the life of the Cathedral, as well as our two schools.

We encourage everyone to come and take part in this wonderful event, which will take place this coming Sunday, 4th December, from the end of the early Liturgy through late afternoon.

To our High School volunteers: may God bless your hearts of service!

Photographs from last year's Gingerbread Fayre - a great success!