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Sunset Photo by Noah Sorenson - You can join his Art Workshop on Monday, August 9 from 8-9:30 p.m. A workshop is also available on Monday for Plein Air Painting from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. with Laura Pacchini ($10 materials fee; bring a beach chair to paint outside). Sign up on the Assembly Building porch. 
The Water Carnival will be held this Saturday, August 7th at 2pm on Crystal beach.  Sandcastle building can begin before then.
This Saturday, August 7th the Armstrong Concert will present "Three Cellos Playing Three Centuries of Music" at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting House. Learn more about this free event sponsored by the Pilgrim Fund here.
     The Church service this Sunday will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting House, with an unusual dialogue on Faith and Science presented by Rev. Ned Edwards and Dr. Keith Griffionen, Professor of Physics at the College of William & Mary.  Adult Bible Class will be at 9:30 a.m. in the South Room of the Meeting House.
     A recording of the service held on August 1st led by Rev. Fred Edmonds is available here.
Authors & Artisans Fair Coming
on Wednesday, August 11th

The CSA Authors and Artisans Fair will be held in the Assembly Building on Wednesday from 10am - 2pm. All are welcome to admire the displays of creations made by our CSA family members and purchase items that might be pleasant additions to your home or serve as a special gift.
CSA Big Read Discussion on August 10:
This summer's "Big Read" is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. On Tuesday, August 10th there will be a book discussion with moderator Molly Frost at 2:00 p.m. in the Lounge. The Book Store in Frankfort will give you 10% off if you mention the CSA book club.
The 2021 Arts & Crafts Fair was a big success! Here is the Co-chairs' report:
Would it happen? Would it not?
The answer to that we knew not.
Back & forth, what would the covid situation be?
Finally, we heard, the Art Fair will be!
Bringing folks out of cottages from all around
Hello! Great to see you! This is the sound.
Let’s work together, let’s have some fun.
The Art Fair has had a good long run.

Hard work goes on for days behind the scene
Look! I see the Cottage Treasures Queens!
Sorting thru all kind of things for Treasure Trove
There’s Jodi on Ebay checking prices galore.
Booths and booths full of goodies we adore
Oh, wow, Kettle corn, give me some more!
Spot some jewelry you can’t live without?
That’s what the CSA Art Fair is all about!
The ballfield painting looked like fine art
It was a great team effort from the start
The parking crew in orange was on the job
Preventing tie ups and big mobs.
The Silent Auction wasn’t so quiet.
In fact it was quite a riot.
So many great things to bid on
Look, there’s a kayak to sit-upon!

Wow, Beth & Jen are putting news on all the sites
The fair will be such a delight!
Lots of beverages only this year
And Jen’s selling coozies to hold root beer!

The Cottage Treasures sale is closed
Cindy has her clean-up crew posed
To box it up, sweep it up, load it up
You can hear her say, “Great job, keep it up!”
Jan is counting money from the day
And we hear her shout, “Hip, hip, hooray!”
The take-down crew is diligent
Putting away chairs, signs, and tents.
 Vendor Ladies Beth & Lisa have had a long run
Greeting their last vendors was such fun!
Barb, Margie, and Lisa learned the ropes
And a smoothly run fair for next year is their hope! 
~Poem by Margie Finley
Thank you one and all for all your hard work and dedication to making this a success!
It was a treat working with you!
 *Margie Finley and Barb Patterson, Art Fair Co-Chairs and Lisa Stroben Gates, Art Fair Shadow*
     At the Annual Meeting held on July 31, 2021, membership unanimously approved the proposed changes to the Articles of Incorporation and the two amendments to the CSA Bylaws.  Thank you very much to the Bylaws Committee, Legal Committee and all others involved in these important CSA governance improvements. More details and highlights are available here.
     We thanked the outgoing officers of the Board of Trustees for their service to the Assembly - President Holly Freeburg, Secretary Jennifer Meeker, and Vice President Beth Wolszon. Trustees who have also completed their terms include Carol Edmonds, Jim Gosnell, Jeff Peoples, and Shannon Wise. Their leadership made a tremendous difference during the many challenges of the past two years.
     We are pleased to welcome the new Officers pictured here: President Ed Allred, Secretary Julie Walton and Vice President Diane Tracy (Gary Dawley will continue as Treasurer). Also joining the Board are new Trustees Debbie Allbright, Bill Fisk, Josh Knight, Lorry Spitzer and Jennifer Rodes Swetland.
The Congregational Summer Assembly is seeking a Managing Director. To apply for this position please send your resume to Holly Freeburg, ex officio CSA Board of Trustees President, at Click here to download a pdf of the job description.
The CSA Youth Committee would like to announce Lucas Nerbonne and Charlie Ratner as the winners of the CSA Youth Citizenship award. Since we were unable to award a winner last year, this year we have two winners! Please congratulate them when you see them!
The Youth Activities Program would like feedback on which activities your teens would like to have offered in the future. Please fill out the survey in the link
(parents and grandparents can help fill in the answers).
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