Harvest festival awards for town

Lake House residents with their Best Veg certificate from the annual Harvest Festival

Lake House residents with their Best Veg certificate from the annual Harvest Festival

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Lake House and Larkrise in Banbury featured prominently in this year’s Harvest Festival at Didcot Civil Hall, organised by not-for-profit care provider The Orders of St John Care Trust.

Lake House walked away with the Best Runner Beans title as well as the Best Vegetables in the Trust in Bloom competition, while Larkrise was judged to have the Best Craftwork.

Residents from several county care homes displayed a huge array of home-made goods and locally grown produce - from cakes and ceramics to jams, floral arrangements and vegetables.

More than 10 awards were presented.

Trust spokeswoman Patsy Just said: “Our annual festival offers residents the perfect opportunity to give their former hobbies another go to see for themselves they’ve still got the skills and knowledge to grow fruit and veg, bake a delicious cake or make a knitted scarf or blanket.”