DELIGHTED children from an Alloa nursery last week had the chance to see their creations at the annual Festival of Light.

The youngsters from Little Stars Nursery were treated to a trip to St Mungo's Parish Church where the annual festival has been proving to be a beacon of hope – as reported last week.

The visit came as the nursery sponsored one of the 30 trees on display, all dressed up by individuals and businesses from in and around the town.

Kevin Gilmartin, one of the owners at the nursery, said: “We got involved because we are a local nursery, in fact the nursery used to be next to the church before we moved to our purpose built nursery down at Redwell.”

Little Stars were asked to sponsor the main tree by the entrance with children in the pre-school designing their own wooden decorations with their names.

Kevin said the children were “delighted” see their own creations up on the tree while also being given the chance to check out the other 29.

As reported last week, the annual festival has been proving more popular than ever, at a time when people are reflecting on the difficulties of 2020 and their hopes for the next year.

Church minister Rev Sang Y Cha told the Advertiser last week: “More than ever, in a year like this, what we needed was to have lights and also the sense that Christmas is coming.”