Tuesday, 13 December 2011

50 Christmas Trees in a Church Dickleburgh - The Winners

The winning trees voted by the visitors to the 8th 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh, which closed on Sunday, December 11, are:

Adult: Dickleburgh Good Companions
Child: Dickleburgh Primary School
The Nick Arnull Plate for the most innovative tree: Eaton Hall School Specialist College.

 Rev. Norman Steer, event organiser said: “We had a wonderful week with visitors ranging in age from 2 to 102. There were many more children than last year, who came to hear a story and sing carols. People visiting for the first time were amazed by the display of trees and lights and regulars returned because the festival has become an important part of their Christmas. People wanted to talk; there was a wonderful fellowship with visitors sharing their joys and difficulties. Our prayer tree was filled with cards and more than 800 candles were lit in memory of a loved one.”

"I would like to thank all the exhibitors for their hard work in producing such an excellent ‘crop’ of trees this year,” continued Rev. Steer, “ along with our volunteers for their help, including the organists and Raymond Hubbard who played his concertina every day and told Norfolk stories. Our sponsors Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Rosedale Funeral Home and TWP Designs gave us invaluable support. I would also like to thank everyone who visited who made it such a special event. We are already planning for next year with three new trees exhibitors wanting to get involved.”

For more information about 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, tel. 01379 854245 http://www.50christmastrees.com/.

Photograph: Dickleburgh Good Companions tree.