Happy har­vesters!

Bray People - - Viewfrom Thestreet - Paula BURNS

AS IT was the sec­ond week­end of Oc­to­ber, St. Pa­trick’s Church in Pow­er­scourt held their an­nual Har­vest Fes­ti­val last week­end.

The au­tumn fes­ti­val was a great suc­cess with many of the fam­i­lies from the parish get­ting in­volved.

The har­vest fes­ti­val has a strong his­tory and has been cel­e­brated in the parish for 150 years.

On Sun­day the fam­ily har­vest ser­vice took place at 11.30 a.m. with the chil­dren of the parish bring­ing along ex­tra gifts to give to lo­cal needy causes.

As it is a har­vest fes­ti­val the gifts were non-per­ish­able food such as tinned goods and some fruit and veg- eta­bles. Af­ter the ser­vice a lunch was held in the pic­turesque grounds of the church.

The beau­ti­ful au­tumn sun shone on the parish­ioners as they en­joyed a bar­be­cue lunch. There were games to en­ter­tain the kids such as skit­tles and throw the bean-bag.

‘The har­vest fes­ti­val is a lovely time for fam­i­lies in the parish and this year we had a great turnout for the har­vest lunch,’ ex­plained Rec­tor Rickie Roun­tree, ‘it was the per­fect way to fin­ish off the fes­ti­val.’

Fam­i­lies and parish­ioners stayed at the church grounds for the rest of the af­ter­noon en­joy­ing the sun­shine, eat­ing and so­cial­is­ing.

The con­gre­ga­tion at St Pa­trick’s Church cel­e­brates the har­vest by pic­nick­ing out­side.

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