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March of Witness through Grantham on Good Friday 2014. EMN-140205-154919001
March of Witness through Grantham on Good Friday 2014. EMN-140205-154919001

Easter in Grantham offers the chance for reflection and celebration this weekend.

The annual March of Witness, organised by Churches Together, will start outside St Wulfram’s Church at 10.30am on Good Friday with a reading by the Mayoress of Grantham Anita Selby and a blessing. The procession, with the cross carried at the front, will then head towards St Peter’s Green where more ministers will conduct the worship. The procession will continue to the Morrison’s Centre where the main message will be given by Major MartaAger of the Salvation Army.

On Saturday, there will be an Easter egg hunt in Wyndham Park for children under 11, starting at 10.30amwith a small chocolate reward. There will be a raffle for Easter egg prizes. Entry is £1.

Organised by Wyndham Park Forum. Entry forms can be collected from the gazebo near the paddling pool. All proceeds will go towards improvements in Wyndham Park.

Rubber ducks will race down the River Witham on Saturday when the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven holds its annual fund-raising event.

Rotarians, with help from Grantham cadets, have been selling tickets at a £1 each over the past few weeks.

If you haven’t yet bought yours, there’s still time - Rotarians will be selling tickets at the white bridge in Wyndham Park up until noon on Saturday when the race begins.

The ducks - up to 2,000 - will enter the water at the footbridge connecting the park to Redcross Street.

On Easter Monday,Grantham Town are having an Easter egg hunt at The Meres at 11.30am. Entry is £1.50 per child (parents are free). There will also be refreshments and a raffle and children get free admission to the Gingerbreads’ Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division fixture against local rivals Stamford.

Also on Easter Monday there is the annual Teddy Bear drop from the church tower in Great Ponton at 2pm. There is also an egg hunt and refreshments.

Today, tomorrow and Sunday there will be an Easter garden at 144 Main Street, Denton. There will be a Stations of the Cross display showing the journey of Jesus Christ from the Last Supper through crucifixion to resurrection. There is free tea, coffee, cake and easter eggs. The garden is open from 11am to 3pm. For information email eastergarden144@btinternet.com

Other attractions open over Easter and running their own activities include Belton House (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house), Easton Walled Gardens (www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk) and Little Ponton Hall (www.littlepontonhallgardens.org.uk)

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