The rustle of paper, swish of glue and snip of scissors has finally come to a halt but paid off with some fabulous displays from organisations, schools, individuals and businesses from Kinver during last weekend.
All came up trumps, in showing their support to this magical experience, the brainchild of of Senior Church Warden Mrs Margaret Emuss.
The festival drew gasps of appreciation from visitors to the Village from further afield as well as local residents, with an angel from local cabinet maker David Dunn crafted from wood and leaves and measuring over four feet tall, as well as a pony made from chicken wire and papier- mache 12xhands high and 1.6xmeters= in length by local Riding school owner Paul Beck plus an Angel of Remembrance from local Roofing Contractor Dave Howl.
Guides Brownies Rainbows, local nursery groups all contributed to help this festival to be one to remember.
The memory Tree became covered in angels by those wishing to remember the loss of a loved one by bringing a passport sized photo and placing it on an angel on the tree .
Ladies worked furiously to keep up with the demand for tea and cakes. The Rag Doll donated by Eleanor’s Crafts from the High street was won by Bev from Forever Memories . The event raised over £2000.00 towards the cost of maintaining the Church.
Gavin Williamson M.P. managed to call in and joined in the photo shoot as part of the launch of the New look “The Rock” :The St.Peters Church Magazine and to help with the appeal for articles from those local to Kinver who may wish to share their stories.
In addition Midlands T.V. Presenter Nick Owen also visited the Festival with his family.
At four o ‘clock young families began to pour into church for the Christingle Service which held the toddlers spellbound and finished at four thirty with oranges and candles as well sweets been given to them to take home .The proceeds of this service were raised in aid of the Children’s Society.