The Old Vicarage residential care home in Otterton hosted their traditional Harvest Festival celebration on yesterday, (October 17).

This was the first time the event had been held since the covid pandemic in 2020. Residents, families, friends and staff joined together in one of the home’s communal lounges for a special Harvest Service, conducted by Rev. Lynda Bunting, followed by a delicious Harvest Supper featuring a selection of homegrown and locally sourced produce.

Sue Hardwick, home co-ordinator, who has worked at The Old Vicarage for over 20 years said: "Harvest Festival has always been one of the highlights of The Old Vicarage calendar, a special time for residents to join together with their families and friends, however in the last couple of years, since the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, the Harvest Festival celebrations at The Old Vicarage were limited to just residents and staff. It was therefore exciting to be able to return to our traditional style of welcoming friends and families to join us, bringing our extended Old Vicarage family together."

One resident of The Old Vicarage said: "The food is really good here, meals are cooked fresh every day so it’s nice to have an opportunity where we can give thanks and celebrate with our families."