Edmonton great-grandmother enjoys Creston Valley Blossom Festival with family

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To the Editor:

I came to Creston from Edmonton, Alta., to visit my great-grandchildren (five and six years old) and their parents. It was the first time that I have attended the Creston Valley Blossom Festival and I was very pleasantly surprised. I stayed at the Mountain View Inn, which is my favourite place to stay when I am in Creston.

We attended the parade on Saturday morning, which was really well put together and enjoyable for all. A lot of work had been put into it! Then, after lunch, the children had a fun time at the bouncy castles, the climbing wall and other activities. It was a fun day for all of us!

On Sunday morning, I took the children to the inspiring church service at the New Life Christian Church, and on Sunday evening I attended the Blossom Valley Worship Service at the Prince Charles Theatre. The churches in the Creston Valley joined together to worship God. This was the greatest blessing of the whole weekend for me, a “taste of heaven”. The presence of God was so strong throughout the service — bringing us love, joy, peace and unity as the body, the bride of Christ Jesus. Even the speaker said that when Jesus’ church comes together, there is an added blessing and there really was! I thank God for this service and for all the people who organized it.

On Monday, we attended the children’s picnic put on by the Creston Lions Club, with a special feature from the fire department, a tasty luncheon prepared by the Lions and races for the children.

I am so glad that I was able to come for this well organized and enjoyable festival, and I am already making plans to come back next year. I must add that I found the people of Creston to be friendly and helpful!

Judy Brown

Edmonton, Alta.