Christ Church volunteer fair is Wednesday
, 2015

Christ Church volunteer
fair is Wednesday

The Foundation for Historic Christ Church will open the doors at Christ Church for tours and special events April 1.

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Although the foundation is currently in its off-season mode, preparations are under way to continue to be a source of education, tours and gifts for both the community and visitors to the Northern Neck, reported publicity chairman Marilyn Hedges.

A Volunteer Opportunity Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at the Bayne Center, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

More than 250 volunteers serve in such roles as receptionists, who greet visitors to the 1735 church; docents, who lead tours for individuals and groups; or members of the research committee, who continue to learn about the colonial world of Robert “King” Carter, the builder of the church, said Hedges.

Volunteers provide flowers for the altar in the church and maintain the herb garden, with its collection of culinary, medicinal, biblical, and fragrant herbs. Clerical volunteers pitch in when the foundation needs to make a large mailing. A costume committee maintains an inventory of colonial costumes for docents, she continued. Another committee selects unusual gifts at reasonable prices for the Christ Church gift shop. For special events, a hospitality committee organizes the events and provides the treats.

The foundation welcomes new recruits, said Hedges. Anyone interested in volunteering at Christ Church is urged to attend the fair. Volunteers in various roles will greet them and explain the satisfaction that comes from giving of their time and talent to the organization. Refreshments will be served.

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