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Christmas at Fairfield’s Burr Mansion

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For nearly 35 years, hundreds of volunteers have put on the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival at the Burr Mansion in Fairfield, Connecticut. Millions has been raised for dozens of and dozens of charities. I went to this a few years back and was blown away by the beauty of the interior of the mansion. Don’t miss this! Take your family a sister, your mother, and friends. Everything you see inside the beautiful historic homestead, is for sale, and there is a beautiful tea too. If you’re looking to get involved in a wonderful event as a volunteer get a hold of the group now. Yes they are already working on this year’s event (2015) even though we just wrapped up the holiday season. This is their website: Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival.

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Committees are already preparing for the Festival and we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Volunteers are needed during the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival to staff the wonderfully decorated rooms at the Burr Homestead.  Get a hold of: Dawn Hiltz, FCTF Staffing Coordinator dhiltz8455@aol.com

     Since its inception in 1981, the following organizations have benefited from the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival:

Ahlbin Centers for Rehabilitation Medicine
Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Council
Al’s Angels
Barnum Festival
Barnum Museum
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Fairfield County
Bridge House, Inc.
Bridgeport Boys Choir
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
Bridgeport Youth at Risk
Burr Homestead Restoration Program
The Burroughs Community Center
Cancer Care, Inc.
Cardinal Shehan Center
Center for Women & Families
Child Guidance Center of Bridgeport, Inc.
CLASP Homes, Inc.
Connecticut Special Olympics
Connecticut Zoological Society
Ella T. Grasso Regional Center
Fairfield Community Services
Fairfield SEPTA, Inc.
The Fairfield Historical Society
The Fairfield Teen Center
Family and Children’s Aid of Greater Norwalk
Family Services Woodfield
Food Bank of Fairfield County
Giant Steps School, AIND
Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut
Grasmere Eldercare Center of Fairfield
Hall Neighborhood House
Helping Hand Center, Inc.
The Kennedy Center, Inc.
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc.
The Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center
New Pond Farm Education Center
Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc.
Parents and Friends of Retarded Citizens
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Project Return, Inc.
Prospect House
Ronald McDonald Houses of Southern New England
St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services
Safe Rides of Fairfield
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc.
Spanish Senior Service Center
Special Needs Center & Services of Southern Connecticut
Sterling Home of Bridgeport
Stewart B. McKinney Foundation
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Fairfield County
United Home Care. Inc.
Urban Ministry Project Council of Churches
Vitam Center
Visiting Nurses Services of CT
William B. Meyer Women in Partnership Program