Bristol church fundraiser offers food, entertainment

BRISTOL — Last summer the Federated Church in Bristol discovered it had a major problem with their roof. Through the generosity of the congregation and the wider community, most of the financial burden has been lifted. To start their effort, church members held a buffet supper and variety show in August. Now to finish paying the costs of the repair, they are offering another supper and show.
The Sunday, Dec. 16, buffet supper will include meat and vegetable casseroles, salads, desserts and beverages. The entertainment will be a mix of the familiar and the new. Robin Hewitt will do a comedic skit, this time with a Christmas theme. Tim and Vernita Weller return with a medley of holiday songs, both sacred and secular. Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will be back with a classic Christmas story.
An addition to the show is a recently formed group of bagpipers — accompanied by flute, banjo, fiddle and drum — playing holiday melodies. The group has been organized by Jennifer Wagner, and includes Karen Swanson, John Elder, Don Stratton, and Knox Cumming. These bagpipes are not the more familiar highland pipes, but a much quieter version called the Scottish smallpipe.
The supper will start at 6 p.m. with the variety show to follow at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St, on the corner of Church St. Donations of $10 for the supper and $10 for the show will be used to finish paying for the damaged roof. Cash, check, and major credit cards accepted.

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