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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Dazzling displays at tree festival

HUNDREDS of festive revellers have already enjoyed the twinkling lights and dazzling decorations of the second annual Millom Christmas Tree Festival.

With almost 40 Christmas trees – 25 per cent more than in its inaugural year – organisers say the festival celebrates the best of the Millom community.

Festival co-ordinator Councillor Felicity Wilson said: “The festival reflects Millom and the wider Millom community.

“There is creativity and caring in the tree designs, and all that is good about Millom.

“There is a huge group of people that work hard to make the trees look good and they do so without fuss and it is a joy to pull it all together.”

Co-organiser Reverend Robert Bracegirdle said: “We think of the festival as a community celebration.

“We’ve tried to pull together as many elements of the local community as we can. And more organisations have signed up for next year.”

Since opening on December 8, the St George’s Church hosted-festival has attracted hundreds through the doors, with Rev Bracegirdle adding: “We’ve had droves of people coming up the drive all the time.”

The festival, which includes trees from the likes of Millom School and Haverigg Prison, runs until January 6 and is free to enter.

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