Story by Nicky Sentence, Eden Fir Vale team leader
Photos by Eden Fir Vale
During October half-term, Eden Fir Vale – a local Christian youth and community team – invited residents from Page Hall and Wensley to take part in the ‘Streets of Light Trail’. To get involved, you had to decorate a window in your house with “light” or “love” in the display, and then leave the lights on so others could see it.
Around thirty children and twenty adults took part on 5th November, on their way to a bonfire at Wensley Community Centre.
For many people, the week of Halloween is not a good time. Some people are scared to open their doors, and bad things are made to seem good.
The kids in our area love to celebrate, eat sweets and have a party and we want to encourage that, but, if it’s about celebration, there are better things to celebrate than darkness and fear. We love to celebrate the good things in our community and the love and hope that we see. We thought why not turn something that for many people is a scary time into a celebration of light and good for the whole community.
The Eden Team are looking forward to creating more window displays for another ‘Streets of Light Trail’ next year. They are also organising an interactive Christmas celebration on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm at Wensley Community Centre. See you there!