When a fire roared through the Saugatuck Congregational Church last November, it devastated more than Sunday services.
A host of important programs — including dozens of 12-step groups — scrambled to find new meeting sites.
So did the highly regarded, and very popular, nursery school.
The Westport Weston Family Y generously provided the first space. Larger quarters were eventually found at the Christian Science church on Compo Road South. The nursery school is grateful to be stable, in unsettling times.
But this year, the directors and teachers face a new reality. Most items were lost in the fire. The replacement budget is minimal. So the upcoming Fall Harvest Festival — the school’s big annual fundraiser — is more important than ever.
It’s set for the church’s spacious front lawn next Saturday, October 13 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). There will be pony rides, hayrides, face painting, scarecrow building, pumpkin picking and decorating, food and games.
The nursery school isn’t home yet. But on Saturday, you can help them get there.