Thursday, 8 December 2011

Successful Nativity Exhibition

Example of one of the Beautiful Cribs
The Secular Franciscans of Littlehampton and Worthing are delighted to announce their Nativity Exhibition raised £282.54 for the charity HOMElink. Two of our first visitors were Arun District Council Chairman, Councillor Dennis Wilde accompanied by Arun’s strategic Director, Jaqui Ball. Over 70 exhibits were on display including an excellent creation from the pupils of St Catherine’s Catholic primary school, Littlehampton.

Many different countries were represented and various materials and representations were used. These included a diorama using old fashioned clothes pegs, scraps of materials and pipe cleaners. The opening of the exhibition was purposely planned to coincide with Littlehampton’s late night Christmas shopping and the switching on of the Christmas lights. This move proved very positive and encouraged numerous visitors to attend. Some Friday visitors returned again on Saturday for a second viewing.

The ‘bush telegraph’ was in operation and visitors were arriving saying they had been told by friends not to miss this event. We received many favourable comments including this one "Thank you again for such a beautiful and thought-provoking exhibition, and for making me feel so welcome." If we have helped in some small way to put ’Christ’ back into Christmas, then the event has been priceless.

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