Residents from OSJCT homes across Lincolnshire gathered together to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival last week at a special event hosted at The Venue in Navenby.

The Harvest Festival was a wonderful opportunity for residents from across the county to meet up and socialise and showcase some of the incredible produce from the gardens and kitchens of the homes.

There was a truly fabulous array of homemade items including jams, chutneys, cakes and bread alongside an impressive harvest of homegrown fruit and vegetables such as apples, tomatoes, carrots and marrows.

Residents also displayed their creative talents with numerous flower displays and craft tems including gift cards, badges and decorations, and even scarecrows!

Prizes were on offer in a variety of categories including Best Crafts, Best Fruit and Vegetables, Best Flower Arrangement and Best Preserves. The judges were hugely impressed by the efforts all of the homes have put in and had some very hard decisions to make as they viewed and tasted the treats on offer.

Residents were also treated to a special Harvest themed service by Gregory House resident Bobby, who was formally the Reverend for the parishes of Harmston and Coleby. Bobby devised a dementia friendly service with the key messages of thankfulness and blessings for the Harvest.

Volunteer and Events Manager Anita Rudd said: “It’s humbling to be part of days like to today. So much work has gone in to preparing for the event across all the homes and it’s mind blowing what the residents have achieved.”