Verona’s 22nd annual Fair in the Square will be held this Saturday, December 1 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center.
The event will kick off with the grand re-opening of the Verona Public Library at noon and end with the traditional arrival of Santa on a Verona Fire Department truck and the lighting of Verona’s Christmas tree. In between, Fair attendees can tour the library to see all the work that was done, participate in face painting, balloon art, crafting and 3-D printing in the library. Verona’s own “Great Scott, the Magician” will be strolling throughout the building with his bag of tricks, there will be a performance by Celtic harpist Joan Eagan, and you can meet with the library’s Knit For A Cause group and learn how to become involved with its crafting for charity.
Outside at Civic Center, there will be more crafters, vendors, entertainment and children’s activities, as well as information on a wide variety of community service organizations in Verona. There will be food and beverages for sale, to consume on the spot or to take home: Members of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit have been making gallons of soup for their annual “Soup for the Soul” sale.
If a rain date is needed for the Fair, it will be held on Sunday at the same time. And Santa will also tour Verona with the VFD on Sunday, December 16.