Ormskirk’s Emmanuel church to host scarecrow festival
AN ORMSKIRK church is holding a scarecrow festival to raise money for charity.
Scarecrows and giant Wellington boots will populate the pews of Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church for the weekend festival.
The event will raise money for Farm Africa, the Methodist relief development fund and the upkeep of the church.
Organisers currently have 15 stuffed men ready for the event.
The festival will be run on similar lines to a similar festival two years ago, which was attended by hundred of people.
Individuals and organisations are invited to donate a scarecrow, appropriately dressed, to the church, that will then be put in a church pew.
Organiser Bob Graham said: “All scarecrows are welcome. We have a nice home for them.”
In addition to the scarecrows on show there will be stalls selling a variety of produce and constant supply of tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes.
The church will be open to the public for viewing on Saturday, September 29 from 10-00am to 4-30pm , and Sunday from 12-30pm to 4-30.
The Harvest festival service, will take place at 10.30am on the Sunday morning.
All members of the public are invited to both the Harvest Festival Service and also to be part of the ‘Come back to Church Sunday’ which is also being promoted by churches throughout the town.
Rev. Melvyn Kelly, said “Come along, have your spirits lifted and help us to ‘Give Hunger The Boot!”
Adults will be charged £2 entrance while children are free.
Parking paces at Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church on Derby Road are limited.
If you are considering offering a scarecrow for display, contact Lilian Graham on 01695 423119.