Church’s call to join in the fun at festival
RESIDENTS and families are being invited to take part in the Baxenden Free Community Weekend.
The three-day event is back for a second year and organisers are aiming to showcase the strength of the community and the different activities and groups on offer.
It will begin with a free Ceilidh at St John’s Church from 7pm on Friday, September 8 and is suitable for all ages.
Rev Tom Donaghey said: “It’s the second year we have run it and we are trying to get the community more involved.”
A free festival will take place on St John’s primary school field on Saturday from 12noon to 4pm and will include a craft tent, bouncy castle, cake decorating competition and ‘old-fashioned’ races. Pub teams will also compete in a ‘tug of peace’.
The weekend will be rounded off on Sunday with a service at St John’s Church at 8am and 10.15am. For more details or to get involved an have a gazebo at the festival call 01254 396351.