Louth businesses back Food Festival

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BUSINESSES in Louth town centre businesses are throwing their support behind the St James’ Food Festival which takes place next Sunday.

Over 30 retailers, most normally closed on a Sunday, will open their doors for the event, which is expected to attract large crowds.

David Sandwith, managing director of Eve & Ranshaw, said: “In these difficult times we must do all we can to support our high street businesses, especially the independent, family-owned shops which add so much to Louth’s lifestyle.”

The Festival is the result of a joint venture by the Louth Town Partnership and the Louth Food & Drink Group.

Louth’s new town manager Ali Hall added: “This is a wonderful boost for the town. Newcomers to Louth like myself cannot help but be impressed by the variety and quality of Louth’s shops. The food offer is remarkable for a town of this size, and Louth well deserves its growing reputation as a good food town.”

The Festival will showcase local food and drink from award winning outlets such as Fairburn Butchers, Meridian Meats and the Cheese Shop.

The day’s activities embrace a full programme of entertainment for all age groups, including the ageless Punch & Judy.

The festival takes place on Sunday, July 17 between 10am and 4pm in Louth market place. l For more details visit www.louthlincs.org.