This month FSC Preston Montford celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a ‘Winter Festival’. We opened our doors and welcomed in over 75 people to the centre to take part in several winter-themed activities, such as wreath making, bird feeder making and winter twig identification. Some impressive wreaths and decorations were made which we are sure will brighten up your homes this festive season!
|Wreath making with willow|
|Festive robin decoration|
We also ran tours around the centre and grounds to show everyone who we are and what we do and we had a great response to this – many people who arrived didn’t even know we existed before coming!
It was great to see so many people who are new visitors as well as returnees. We enjoyed meeting some past FSC Preston Montford tutors too and show them how their legacy has been continued forward and will continue to do so for another 60 years!
At 2:30pm, everyone gathered together and celebrated our 60 years with a speech from Adrian, our head of centre, and a cake (of course!) made by our wonderful Mihaela. This was followed by a tree-planting ceremony, with a new sequoia tree which has been very kindly donated to us by Mrs. J. Pannett, whose great, great, great grandfather used to be a groundsman here at FSC Preston Montford and whose husband used to be a tutor here too.
|Our 60th Anniversary needed an extra special cake!|
We would also like to thank everyone who made a wish on our wishing tree to say what they would like to see happen at FSC Preston Montford in the next 60 years (if you missed this or were unable to come you can still send us a message with your wish and we can add it to the tree!).
So here is to a spectacular 60 years of FSC Preston Montford and to at least another 60 years to come! Cheers!