Abersychan's first festival a big success

Scarecrow, Mrs Batholowmew created by Angela Earnshaw.

Florist Petals in Abersychan who took first place in the shops and business category section. ALL OCCASIONS Owner Kim Bourne with the different varieties of Scarecrows on display (6573037)

Brynteg Nursery are supporting the local scare crow competition by making mini ones themselves. FONDNESS Addison Tew, (ok), cuddles next to 'Princess Teg' (6431677)

Brynteg Nursery are supporting the local scare crow competition by making mini ones themselves. CHUFFED Mya Billings, (ok), gets a cake for her effort (6431636)

Brynteg Nursery are supporting the local scare crow competition by making mini ones themselves. CHUFFED Mya Billings, (ok), gets a cake for her effort (6431574)

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PEOPLE turned out in force to support the first Abersychan Spring Festival, with more than 1,800 people taking part.

The festival, which ran from May 18 to 24, was funded by a £5,000 grant from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All programme.

The organiser, Cllr Gwyneira Clark, said she was blown away by the level of support.

The festival week included picnics, giant sculptures, heritage walks, playschemes, and a scarecrow competition, culminating in a festival fun day on the Saturday that included a motorcycle show, gundog display, live music, bouncy castle, bucking bronco, climbing wall, and a bake-off, all held at the Garndiffaith Millennium Hall.

There were 68 entries to the scarecrow competition. The winners were Rose and Bill Price with their family of scarecrows on Cwmavon Road. Second was the Michael Jackson scarecrow on Varteg Road, and third the scarecrow Mrs Bartholomew on Gwyn Crescent.

The Woody Wood Cutter entrant was highly commended.

In the children’s section, first were Worzel and Aunt Sally on Rock Villa, second the Halloween-themed scarecrow on Clos-y-Goedlan, and third the cops and robbers scarecrow on Penylan Road. Highly commended was the scarecrow Princess in Talywain.

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