Thursday, November 6, 2014

TEAM's Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair set for Nov. 22-23

SHELTON >> The 11th Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wesley Village in Shelton at 580 Long Hill Ave. The event benefits Volunteer Caregivers at TEAM and recreational programs for seniors at Wesley Village.

The two days include activities and fun for the whole family, including the viewing of beautifully decorated themed trees and wreaths donated by area businesses, organizations, and individuals. Participants may buy raffle tickets for the chance to win any of the donated trees. All drawings will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the close of the event. Winners do not need to be present.

The event also features a Holiday Craft Fair, with more than 50 vendors offering a variety of unique gifts and handmade crafts. A local photographer will be taking PHOTOS WITH SANTA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Throughout both days, there will be a holiday bake sale as well as refreshments available in the Crosby Commons Café.

Parking and shuttle service will be available at Long Hill Elementary School, with handicapped parking available at Wesley Village. For more information, please contact Silvia Paytas at 203-736-5420 x202 or for vendor information, contact Barbara Quinn at 203-944-8292.

TEAM provides supportive services to over 5,000 low and moderate-income families in the lower Naugatuck Valley region and Milford. Located in Derby, TEAM programming assists socially and economically vulnerable families to meet their basic needs and become more self-sufficient. Services reach all sectors of the community (e.g. young parents, preschool children, seniors and the working poor) through affordable child development, elderly nutrition, asset development, housing crisis avoidance, energy assistance and senior supports. For more information on TEAM, please visit

The Wesley Village Campus provides a continuum of relationship-centered care. Wesley Village offers 5-star rated skilled nursing care and rehabilitation at their newly renovated Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, award-winning assisted living at Crosby Commons, independent living cottages at Wesley Heights, and a community Wellness Center. Part of United Methodist Homes, a local, faith-based, not-for-profit organization, Wesley Village is truly a campus committed to their mission to provide relationship-centered care for the mind, body, and spirit. For more information about Wesley Village, please visit

This is a press release from Marissa Salvesen, marketing and promotions manager for United Methodist Homes.

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