Festival organisers decorate hoarding to promote 2014 events
The Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival is to return
in 2014 with double helpings and to promote the events, the organisers
have decorate a town centre hoarding with the dates.
The organisers behind the festival, Beverley and Sarah Milner
Simonds, confirmed that there will be two festivals to coincide
with the late May bank holiday - Saturday 24th May and the second
with the Autumn half term on Saturday 25th October.
pair have taken to the streets over the past week to decorate
a hoarding around a disused plot of land in Victoria Street.
Beverley said: "We have painted the hoarding around the
Tucker's Garage site as we wanted to brighten up that corner of
the Victoria Quarter and create two community notice boards."
"We have added
a large scroll with the date of the next festival on it and the
feedback from locals has been fantastic. We have been asked by
the home owners that face the other hoarding to paint a mural
on their side too."
pair thanked Jewson's in Highbridge for providing the wood and
paint for the project.
Turco, Executive Chairman of nearby business Positive Wealth Creation
Ltd said: "The hoarding looks 200% better since the festival
Beverley added: "There was a lot of work in staging two festivals
this year but the feedback has been very positive and we want
to continue to support the local businesses that we have made
connections with. The festivals will continue to grow with new
competitions added and new venues."
love putting on the festival and the public endorsements for what
we are doing from the the town, the traders, the council and the
visitors has made up our minds that two festivals is better than
one. We will continue to look for ways to keep the festivals fresh
and interesting and we are in the final stages of negotiations
to bring a national heat of an international competition to Burnham
for the May festival."