Published in the November 30, 2016 edition

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Historical Society will present their beloved annual holiday Country Store on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Old Meeting House doors will open at 9 a.m.

This year’s Country Store will feature beautifully decorated wreaths, swags, Vermont Cabot Cheese cut to order, ham and bean suppers to go, homemade baked goods, Mrs. Claus’ Snacks and Lunch Kitchen and popcorn. The Village Home and Garden Club will also be selling decorated trees. The Country Store will also be selling singing marshes jelly and jam and the Centre Club will be holding its lottery contest.

Santa will once again be arriving from the North Pole by Lynnfield fire truck at 10:45 a.m. and will be taking photos with the kids upstairs in the Meeting House.

This year, there will be lots of activities for kids including a tree ornament making station. Children and adults will be able to do their holiday shopping at Santa’s Five and Dime, where townspeople can pick out gifts for their friends and family and have them wrapped on the premises. Santa’s North Pole Fishing Hole, sponsored by Colby Properties, is also returning to the Country Store.

The Country Store will stay open through the Tree Lighting ceremony.

Founded in 1954, the mission of the Lynnfield Historical Society is to preserve and maintain the Old Meeting House built in 1714, the third oldest Puritan meeting house in continual use and standing on its original green. The society also records the history and progress of the town of Lynnfield and collects and preserves significant books, documents, memoirs and other objects pertaining to its history and that of individuals and families identified with it.

Along with the Lynnfield Historical Commission, the society maintains and supports the Lynnfield Historical Centre as a research facility open to the public and where its collections may be accessed. To visit the Historical Centre, call 781-334-9620 and leave a message or email or Volunteers are very welcome.