Christmas tree festival at Harpenden church
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The smell of pine filled the nostrils of more than 1,000 revellers who came to Harpenden’s fifth Christmas Tree Festival.
St Nicholas Church played host to the five-day charity event which saw visitors flocking to marvel at 60 Christmas trees decked with everything from strings of popcorn to Doctor Who-themed decorations.
Schoolchildren turned out in force to help dress the trees, before the packed programme of events got underway including a Christmas fair and Community Evensong with Luton Gospel Choir.
Lucy Parr, one of the organisers, said: “The highlight was the fact that it was such a community event. It was a great way to reach out to the community of Harpenden, particularly on Saturday on the family day.
“The atmosphere was just delightful. There was lots going on and so many school children got involved.”
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Around £5,000 was raised from the festival which will be split between the Children’s Society, Eyes Alight, The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association and Keech Cottage.
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