Once again, our Flower Festival has been a great success! This year’s theme ‘My Favourite Things’ was fun to interpret and the arrangements varied from ‘A Garden Party at Buckingham Palace’ to ‘A Chinese Takeaway’ and from ‘Wimbledon’ to ‘Chocolate!’ We have had so many positive comments from visitors. Here are just a few describing the 31 arrangements, from our Visitors’ Book:
Imaginative Never disappoints Fantastic Ardderchog Fabulous Very impressive! Absolutely beautiful Marvellous displays & scrumptious cream horns! Amazing displays Brilliant, as usual Wonderful displays arranged with love and care
Enjoying a cup of tea and a chat
The arrangement sponsored by Pontardawe Town Council, arranged by Wendy Davies
Christmas, by Gary Green
‘My Favourite Things’, by Sue James
A Picnic in the Countryside, by Sue James
Wimbledon, by Rhian Jones
A Day at the Spa, by Janice Thompson
Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, by Wendy Davies and Sue Dyke, Friends of Alltwen MacMillan
The Seaside, by Christine Biston
Flower Arranging and Art, by Sue James
Baking, by Joy Jagoe-Williams
Chocolate, by Sue James
Music, by Ann Newman
Afternoon Tea, by Christine Biston
A Chinese Takeaway, by Rhian Jones and Christine Davies
Gardening, by Joy Jagoe-Williams
Holidays, by Malcolm Carroll
Faith, Hope and Love, by Sue James
Dementia Friendly Pontardawe, by Marcia Vale
In addition to the themed arrangements, there were a number of Memorial Arrangements, including this beautiful one, arranged by Rhian Jones, in memory of our Ministry Area Curate, the Reverend Dorothy Lewis, who was laid to rest 2 days before the Festival opened.
Arranged by Rhian Jones
Arranged by Ann Newman
Arranged by Janice Thompson Arranged by Sue James
Thanks are due to so many people, but we would like to thank in particular:
each and every one of our flower arrangers: St. Peter’s Flower Guild members, Rhian, Chris B, Malcolm, Chris D, Gary, Joy, Janice, Shirley and Sue J; Ann from St. Michael’s Church, Trebanos; Wendy and Sue from Friends of Alltwen Macmillan and Marcia from Dementia Friendly Pontardawe.
Rhian Jones, who as Chair of the Flower Festival Committee, led our small team – even though her wrist was in a cast!
the volunteers who cleaned the church, manned the door, welcomed guests, baked cakes (and cream horns – thank you Avril!), made jams and marmalades and served refreshments.
Our Town Mayor, Cllr. Andrew Nicholson, who officially opened the Flower Festival, pictured below with churchwardens Sue and Rhian and our Vicar, Gary
The Nemeth family for their wonderful music