GRACEHILL is holding a Scarecrow Festival this weekend – September 14/15.
The organisers say the aim of the Scarecrow Festival is to involve the entire village and the wider community in a event that is great fun for all, whilst at the same time raising funds to help maintain and preserve their historic Church and surrounding grounds for all the community.
Last year was a tremendous success with over 55 groups of scarecrows on display.
It coincides with the Heritage Open Day on Saturday.
The Heritage Open Day allows visitors the opportunity to wander around the pond, see inside the buildings, including the Church.
Also to visit the original Village Store, the beautiful Single Sisters’ House, now a private residence, and the old School House, which now hosts a Museum, complete with the original schoolroom.
There is so much to see and learn as you wander at leisure between the avenue of ancient trees in God’s Acre and walk through history as you read the headstones, telling their own stories.