Ho So Fun
By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)
Fairfield, CT – The halls of Pequot Library were decked with good cheer as the much loved Southport neighborhood anchor held its annual Caroling Party and Open House late Wednesday afternoon.
Despite an all-day drizzle, over 200 parents and children turned up to enjoy a stocking’s full of activities, held in and around the grounds.
In the reading room, the Russell brothers and Sam Kingston, of Kingston Family Vineyards, served eggnog with a splash of bourbon to chase the chills away, while the very finely tuned Darien High School Tudor Singers led a gathering in crooning Christmas carols.
The main auditorium featured arts & crafts tables, at which children made everything from bird feeders and holiday pins to penguin ornaments and candy cane cookies.
On the great lawn in front of the library, a bonfire roared, though no chestnuts were present, while along Pequot Library a pair of horse-drawn carriages took folks for a jaunt around the village and back.
Christmas Southport-style had officially arrived.