Village school gears up for weekend of charitable harvest events

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Hartington Primary School is inviting local residents and visitors to its annual MacMillan Coffee Morning, hosted by students and staff on Friday, September 30, from 10.30am.

Community champion Bel Kerr is supporting the event—making this her 31st year of hosting coffee mornings in the village.

A community lunch will follow the coffee morning and children will also be working with Mrs Kerr to pack harvest boxes with provisions donated by families, friends and businesses, ready for the harvest festival celebration on Sunday, October 2.

A service will take place at St Giles Church from 5.30pm, followed by community harvest supper at the Village Hall at 6.30pm.

Harvest boxes are to be distributed to senior members of the local area.

The events continue a busy start of term for village youngsters, who saw Maggie Wager crowned as Poppy Queen in a ceremony on Saturday, September 10.

She was accompanied by her attendants Charlotte and Winola Watkinson, and crown bearer Will Watkinson.

Together they enjoyed the village’s wakes and sports event on the same weekend, where the school’s PTFA held a successful stall raising almost £400 for school funds.