Events that show Rossendale at its best

Rossendale Free Press - - The Rossendale Scribbler -

WE have many unique events which bring the com­mu­nity to­gether, and events which bring peo­ple from fur­ther afield too.

Many are driven by com­mu­nity spirit.

The an­nual round the hills walk, for ex­am­ple, or the re­cent art stu­dio open week­end. Then there’s the Gravy Wrestling an­nual event, or the black pud­ding throw­ing.

All are events - plus many more - which show Rossendale at its best.

To that list (and I know there are many more) we can now add the Helmshore Scare­crow Trail (see page 3). The weather was on the side of the or­gan­is­ers, but it was great to see hun­dreds of fam­i­lies and groups get­ting out in the fresh air to find the dozens of scare­crows care­fully crafted by some very cre­ative minds.

From Ghost­busters op­po­site Helmshore Pri­mary, to the Harry Pot­ter in­side the school grounds, or the ET on Mercer Cres­cent, or the snow­man op­po­site the sports cen­tre, there were some bril­liant cre­ations.

The event, like so many oth­ers held around here, was tes­ta­ment to what can be achieved when com­mu­ni­ties come to­gether and do great things.

Peo­ple are al­ready talk­ing about join­ing in next year - hope­fully we have an­other an­nual event to add to the calendar here in Rossendale.

●● One of the scare­crows in the trail

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