Ceilidh band to feature at Aysgarth church’s fun harvest celebrations

The famous Jervaulx Screen will be one of the places where children can search for hidden harvest mice.

Dancing to the music of the Roosters Ceilidh Band will be part of Aysgarth church’s fun harvest celebrations over the weekend of September 21 and 22.

The fun starts at 10am on the Saturday morning when children will be invited to find the harvest mice hidden in the church – while parents and others can enjoy the flower festival celebrating the local organisations in the parish.

This will continue until 5pm with refreshments being served throughout the day. There will also be stalls of home-produce, books and bric a brac.

There will be a children’s harvest fun and games session in the Falls Café near the church from 2pm to 4pm that day including a fancy dress competition for the best scarecrow! Admission is free to all these events.

On Saturday evening the Roosters Ceilidh Band will be playing and calling the dances at The Falls Café. Tickets, available from the café, cost £12 each and that includes the hog roast. Vegetarian options will be available as well as home-made desserts. There will be a bar.

The chairman of Aysgarth PCC, Juliet Barker, commented: “This should be a very entertaining evening and we hope you will come along to enjoy the food and music, even if you don’t feel energetic enough to join in the country dancing.

“On Sunday, September 22 we welcome you to round off the celebrations at our Harvest Festival Service in St Andrew’s which will be at 11am and taken by the Rev Kathy Couchman.”