Organisers ‘absolutely thrilled’ after successful village flower festival at Fenland church

PUBLISHED: 09:45 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:45 30 September 2019

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. Carol Summers is with the display Matilda. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTER

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. Carol Summers is with the display Matilda. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTER

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Organisers of a Fenland church flower festival were “absolutely thrilled” with the support they received over the weekend.

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTERParson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTER

Casey Bates, one of the driving forces behind the Emmanuel Church festival at Parson Drove, said: "It was our third year of running it and definitely our best so far."

She said people from around the area had helped with the festival including those from Guyhirn, Gorefield and Whittlesey.

"We were absolutely thrilled with the response," she said. "It takes an enormous amount of work to put it on but already people are asking if we are going to organise another next year."

Visitors to the three day festival were able to see stunning displays around the theme 'nursery rhymes and children's books' and refreshments were served throughout.

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Sdmiring the displays are Chrstine Wilson, Marie Whittlesey and Sue Selby. Picture; IAN CARTERParson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Sdmiring the displays are Chrstine Wilson, Marie Whittlesey and Sue Selby. Picture; IAN CARTER

The festival closed on Sunday evening with a special 'songs of praise'.

Proceeds are still being counted and Casey said they would give details of the final amount raised later.

"Among the visitors was one from Peterborough - a lady grew up here in the village and wanted to see the church and the flower festival," said Casey.

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Pictured are Isabelle Johnson and Casey Bates, organisers. Picture; IAN CARTERParson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Pictured are Isabelle Johnson and Casey Bates, organisers. Picture; IAN CARTER

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTERParson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. Picture; IAN CARTER

Parson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. bridget Selby admites the flowers Picture; IAN CARTERParson Drove flower festival attracted a steady number of visitors over the weekend. It was the third successful festival at Emmanuel Church and visitors came from the area. bridget Selby admites the flowers Picture; IAN CARTER

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