ORGANISERS of a thanksgiving festival have praised the hard work that volunteers put in to making it a success.

Aspatria Methodist Church, Queen Street, Aspatria, held the harvest thanksgiving festival last weekend and welcomed more visitors than previous years.

The theme this year was ‘Calendar of Colour’ and saw different parts of the church decorated in accordance with each month of the year.

There was everything from Valentines, for February, to summer holidays for Augusts and poppies for November.

As well as the church decorated in an array of colour, they hosted a thanksgiving service on Sunday held by preacher, Reverend N Reynolds, which was open to all.

Carolyn Armstrong designed the entrance to the chapel. The theme for her display was four seasons.

She said: “I made four seasons for the porch out of old baked bean tins and recycled goods.

“The display is now going to be shown in St. Kentigern’s Church, Aspatria.

“The weekend went fantastically. It really was a great weekend.

“From what I’ve heard there was more people than ever before and everyone enjoyed it.”

Organiser of the festival, Glenda Monkhouse is “extremely pleased” with how the weekend went.

She explained: “It went very well. There was good attendance throughout the weekend.

“It was great. We made £2,000 and still have money coming in. Lots of hard work went into it and lots of dedicated people helped out.”