Big project branches out across the town

The Big Christmas Tree project EMN-151118-075625001

The Big Christmas Tree project EMN-151118-075625001

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The challenge to create Horncastle’s largest community picture has started with a vengeance.

“What a wonderful response we have had,” said Lynn Urbanowicz, organiser of The Big Christmas Tree.

Following an initial request in the Horncastle News last month, about 1,000 fabric baubles have been distributed to participating shops and outlets around the town.

Now, Lynn is asking for as many residents as possible to pop into one of these shops, pick up a template, take it home and decorate it.

“You do not have to be great at sewing,” added Lynn.

“It can be either sewn, painted or quilted, or just pop stickers on it.

“The key is for us to get as many baubles back, in order to create a really big Christmas tree that involves thousands of people from Horncastle. “All the shops taking part in distributing the baubles are displaying a poster in their shop windows, so it really is easy to find out where to get them.”

The local primary school has been invited to take part, too. The children are being encouraged to decorate their own bauble, which will then be displayed within the picture.

The finished Christmas tree will stand about 15 foot tall and will be displayed at the annual Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church on December 5 and 6.

“We will soon be stitching the baubles in place on the tree, so if any people have a spare afternoon to help us in this task, please let us know,” added Lynn.

“Just pop into the church office, call us on 01507 525600 or email stmaryshorncastle@btinternet.com.”