inspires 'Guardian Angel' art at Highbridge Angel Festival
Highbridge resident turned pages of The Guardian newspaper
into an elaborately decorated 'Guardian Angel' in time for the town's
Angel festival at the weekend.
John's Church organised the inaugural festival, which included a
display of 'scarecrow angels'.
Cooper, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I tried to think
of a humorous design with a 'guardian angel' theme and came up with
the clever idea of using the newspaper of the same name!"
certainly had its challenges - I spent many hours folding, cutting,
arranging and sticking the design together. We went through several
copies of the paper to get it just right, but it was worth it -
I am delighted with the final result and am proud of her!"
design was among several 20 large angels that went on show at the
angel festival, which was held in the church on Saturday and Sunday.
from in and around Highbridge also created over 650 mini angels
which were distributed around the town on Saturday morning. These
angels all had a message attached to bring to the finder.
Liz Davies, pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are
delighted with how it went - we wanted to create a fun new festival
to get the religious message out at Christmas."
seen several local villages running scarecrow festivals, we decided
to follow that idea and focus in on angel theme."
Sharon Crossman added: "We had a lot of people come from across
the area to see the angels over the weekend."
their faces light up with smiles and joy when they saw the angels
made it all worth it."
The weekend also included a Christmas fair and an 'Angel Praise'
service on Sunday evening. There was also a chance for visitors
to have their photo taken with an angel halo.