Holwell Scarecrow Festival set for another successful year

PUBLISHED: 19:00 06 July 2018

The Holwell Scarecrow Festival 2017. Picture: Nigel Eaton

The Holwell Scarecrow Festival 2017. Picture: Nigel Eaton


The second Holwell Scarecrow Festival is set to go ahead in support of Garden House Hospice Care this weekend.

Last year’s event was attended by hundreds of people and raised more than £770 for the Letchworth-based hospice, which provides a wide range of services for those with life-limiting illnesses.

Festival organiser Nigel Eaton told the Comet: “Last year’s festival was a great success. This year’s is looking even better. We’re expecting around 40 displays, which is a fantastic effort from the village. The weather forecast is looking perfect and Howell Bowls Club has plenty of tea, cakes and a bar to keep visitors fed and watered.

“We’re expecting an ice cream van to visit and there will be a plant stall too. We hope to see plenty of visitors coming out to enjoy the display.”

The stall with voting slips and a map will be open from 10am to 6pm both tomorrow and Sunday, and can be found in the centre of the village by the bowls club in Holwell Road.

For more information go to holwell-scarecrows.uk.

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