Taste of Helston harvest celebrations for Gallic guests
7:00am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
Visitors from Helston’s French twin town are to receive a taste of harvest celebrations in the town this weekend.
Helston and District Twinning Association is inviting a group from Plougasnou in Brittany to spend three days in the area. Arriving on Friday, the Celtic contingent will be greeted by mayor Jonathan Radford Gaby with refreshments in the mayor’s parlour at the Guildhall at 4pm.
They will then have the chance to hold an Olympic torch and have their photo taken with it in the year of the London 2012 Games. A fish and chip supper at Thurleys at 6pm will be followed by a trip to the theatre, as both visitors and hosts head down to the Epworth Hall for Sounds from the Shows.
Saturday morning gives the guests the chance to explore the area, with the entire group then meeting for a pasty lunch in Blue Anchor. They will then enjoy an afternoon at the Hellysardh music and arts festival taking place around the town, and the harvest fair events.
These will include the barn dance at the Epworth Hall from 7.30pm. Sunday gives the visitors a free day of sightseeing, although everyone will meet at Coronation Park at 7pm for a tree planting ceremony on the piazza.
Trevena Cross Nursery has donated a ten-foot high ‘Tulip Tree’, recommended by Cornwall Council as this is the same type of tree that was planted by Helston’s twinning members in Plougasnou in June.
A ‘traditional’ English meal will then be served in the Lakeside Cafe, which has been reserved by the group for the evening, to mark the end of the visit.