Sunday, September 11, 2016

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Connecticut Contest

Who doesn't love a great Chocolate Chip Cookie?

Think you have what it takes to make the best chocolate chip cookie?

Then this contest just might be for you!

Attendees of the Emmanuel Church's Family Fair on September 17th 2016 are all invited to enter the ever popular, “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Connecticut” contest --  with a panel of local judges, including Katy Piazza, Emmanuel’s Priest-In-Charge, The Weston Forum Editor Patty Gay, Weston Women’s League President, Margaret Krauss, Weston Middle School Principal, Daniel Doak, and other Weston organization members.

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Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter at no charge. Bring one dozen, homemade chocolate chip cookies, a list of ingredients (required for entry) and your name and contact information to the contest table by 12:00 noon, the day of the fair. Creativity is welcomed -- the only rule is that the cookies include chocolate chips. Guidelines can be found on the church website (

When: Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 4:00 (Contest check in at NOON)
Where: Emmanuel Church,  285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston.
Cost: Admission is free and all are invited.
Additional Details:  visit  

About the Emmanuel Church Family Fair

Fun will abound at Emmanuel Church’s popular 110th Family Fair on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, on the parish grounds, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston. Fairfield County residents and beyond are invited to attend this family-friendly event, that will take place rain or shine.

Photo (Left to right) Kit Hamilton, Mallory Rogers and Patti Stuebe
 head up children’s games at last year’s Emmanuel Family Fair.
Photo by Andrew Dominick

The festivities planned are many and varied. Fair goers will be entertained by St. Luke’s Steel Band between 11:30 - 2:00. Traditional carnival fare including hamburgers and hotdogs will be on tap as will ice cream, popcorn and other snacks. In addition, kids will relish pony rides, face painting, an inflatable obstacle course and a variety of children’s games.

Shoppers will delight in the selection of treasures sold via booths of every sort to include toys, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, baked goods (at Emmanuel’s popular “Country Kitchen”),  art and autumn plants. Great finds are sure to be discovered throughout the Family Fair. Cash and credit cards accepted; no checks please.

Additionally, the younger set is invited to Story Time in the church from 10:30 - 11:30 with Hurlbutt Elementary Principal and Emmanuel parishioner, Laura Kaddis and Rev. Katy Piazza.

 All can bid on a Silent Auction sporting a vast array of items donated from community businesses, vendors, artisans and the like. Attractive items include Mets tickets, a round of golf and lunch at Country Club of Fairfield, a Westport-Weston YMCA birthday party, original art-work and more. Themed gift baskets and other sought-after surprises will also grace the auction.

 “I look forward to our 110th Family Fair with great enthusiasm. It’s a time honored tradi-tion that promotes fellowship among our congregation and beyond parish borders. It’s also a day of relaxed fun for people of all ages -- and the perfect vehicle through which to extend Emmanu-el’s hospitality. The Family Fair exemplifies the true meaning of community,” said Katy Piazza, Emmanuel’s Priest-In-Charge.

Fair Committee Chair, Kit Hamilton, also commented.  “Having worked on Emmanuel’s Fair several years running, I can say with sincerity, it’s a memorable happening. Families flock from all across the state to enjoy the children’s activities, great deals and entertainment. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest is also always a big draw. I’m thrilled to lead our team as we plan and put on this year’s event.”

110 years old, the Emmanuel Family Fair proudly fosters a home-grown atmosphere and promotes a true sense of community -- a sure-fire, winning combination. Additional details can be found at or by calling the church office at (203) 227-8565.

The family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 4:00, on the Emmanuel Church grounds, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston. Admission is free and all are invited. For details, visit

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