Another Successful Holiday Fair at Hingham High


Claire Taylor

The high school’s gymnasium filled with various local businesses’ stands.

Claire Taylor, Contributing Writer

Hingham High School’s annual Holiday Fair was an incredible success on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Cars were parked far up the streets surrounding the high school, and there were even lines to get into the school for the fair during the morning hours.

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the hallways were crowded with shoppers and stands for various sports, clubs, and local businesses. Some of these businesses included Hingham Maritime Center, Designs by Sagnuja, Baking With Joy, and countless more.

On the behalf of the clubs, junior Casey Hussey from Global Citizenship Club shared that the notebooks the club was selling were making “good business.” The proceeds from the notebooks being sold went to aid expenses in building a school. From the high school’s rowing team, both seniors Wil Mullin and Tyler O’Connor were eager to sell their lanyards, expressing that they want “every Hingham senior to have one.”

Another highlight of the fair was Empty Bowls, a project involving both Hingham and Hull ceramics classes.  Through this project, students created bowls to be sold at the fair so that the proceeds would then go to the Hingham Hull Food Pantry.

Senior Peter Dalimonte, who sat at the Hingham Boys Soccer table with his mom, said that he was happy that they sold all their hats. Sara Miller, director of the rowing program at Hingham Maritime Center, spoke that the money made at this fair is going to fund the building of a new community boathouse in Hingham as well as youth scholarships, allowing more children to partake in HMC’s rowing and sailing programs. Wendell Davis from Baking with Joy expressed that he loves bringing his business to the Holiday Fair each year and supporting Hingham High School. He remarked, “Hingham people are great to us.” This was evident at Wendell’s stand, as by noon, nearly all of his baked goods were gone.

Students Against Destructive Decisions Club, Girls Golf, Cross Country, Boys Basketball, and Sailing Team all conveyed their happiness with the profits they made over the course of the day. Overall, the Holiday Fair was a triumph for all the teams, clubs, businesses, and buyers involved.