There were huge and appreciative attendances at last week-end’s ‘Growing Towards the Light’ Flower Festival in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen.
It was organised by the St Michael’s Parish and Clogher Don Oige, some of whose young members from the Clogher diocese will be attending this summer’s World Youth Congress in Rio de Janeiro.
‘Rio’ in fact, was one of 16 colourful and impressive floral displays, each individually sponsored.
It being a fund-raising event, patrons had the opportunity to buy a whole or individual parts of a display, and they could either pre-book a fork buffet or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and tray bakes at tables arranged inside the church.
People did donate generously, and there was a marked cross-community attendance.
The Rio de Janeiro display, designed by Mary Carney, reflected three aspects of the city, its favellas (shanty town where 250,000 people live), the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (which stands 98’ tall and the two arms 92’ wide), and, its four-day pre-Easter carnival.
The display neatly complemented the nearby ‘Travel’ display designed by MK2, two sisters-in-law with the same name, Mary Keenan.