Food, Glorious Food was the theme of the latest activities morning in Melton’s St Mary’s Church yesterday (Saturday, October 10) and it had a steady stream of visitors wanting more.
More than 100 people came through the doors to take part in a wide range of food-related activities which included a guess the crisp flavour taste competition, chance to learn all about the Storehouse food project and the work of Fair Trade, cake decorating, chance to try out a chocolate fountain, a fun quiz, collage making with dried food and printing with vegetables, plus the usual giant games and board games.
For the more adventurous there was also chance to go up the 143 steps to the top of the church tower. Visitors were also able to sample some fruit drinks generously supplied by Belvoir Fruit Farms from Bottesford.
There was also the chance for children to make decorations for the Saturday AM@St Mary’s tree in this year’s Christmas Tree Festival. A short act of worship was held at the end of the morning.
For the less energetic there was the chance to sit and read the day’s newspapers or sit and chat over a nice cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake. New Melton town centre beat officer Pc Thomas Hamilton-Rutter and Pc Lindsey Booth also stopped by for a chat and some refreshments.
All of the Saturday morning activities events are free of charge. The next morning will be held on Saturday, November 14 when the theme will be Christmas is coming.