Three local organisations who were due to participate in West Lindsey District Council’s AgriSculpture event have decided to go ahead with the event on their own.
Local artist David Sharpe will be showcasing his talents to create the giant-sized straw AgriSculptures in a unique celebration of our local heritage.
Uncle Henry’s at Grayingham, The Viking Centre at Claxby and The Willows at Glentham have all got behind the original idea and will have their giant straw sculptures in place from this Saturday, October 24 until Sunday November 1.
Uncle Henry’s award winning farm shop, butchery and cafe will be featuring a Giant Pig.
Made from the farm’s straw, it celebrates this year’s harvest.
“Each year we welcome around 40 school and group visits to our farm and education is a big part of what we do here at Uncle Henry” said general manager Emma Ward.
“Our AgriSculpture will be on display throughout half term accompanied by interesting farming facts about this year’s harvest for all to see and enjoy.”
The Viking Centre at Claxby will feature a giant Viking, sponsored by Andrew’s Farm Trips, which provides free farm educational visits for schools, and any monies raised will be used to purchase new mattresses for the Centre.
The Centre has information displays and free leaflets about the Lincolnshire Wolds and is open from 10am to 4pm.
The Willows Garden Centre & Restaurant will have a collection of eight-foot tall Minion characters.
“You will be able to choose your favourite one by placing money in different collection tins also decorated as Minions, with all proceeds going to our nominated charity, The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance,” said general manager Sam Walker.
“We will be handing out free Minion sweets in our restaurant to all children who visit during half term too.”
All sites are free of charge and accessible, with easy parking and refreshments.