Spooktacular success at Flares and Scares charity bonfire in Louth

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More than 2,300 people turned out to Deighton Close Fields on Saturday evening (November 1) to enjoy the festivities at the ‘Flares and Scares’ annual charity bonfire.

The event, which is jointly organised by the local Rotary Club, Louth Lions and Round Table, was enjoyed by all those in attendance and raised more than £4000 which will be divided between the three organisers for the benefit of local charities and good causes.

Louth Fireworks display wowed the crowds on Saturday EMN-140211-214412001

Louth Fireworks display wowed the crowds on Saturday EMN-140211-214412001

The bonfire was lit by Mayor of Louth, Andrew Leonard, and an impressive display of fireworks followed shortly after.

Louth Lions member and Chair of the Louth Charity Bonfire Committee, Mike Armstrong, said: “The event was a fantastic success, and the weather was great which is always hugely importantly.

“Including Halloween and the bonfire together seemed to work well, and we’ll be looking at how to tweak it again for next year’s event.

“We have had tremendous support from local people and organisations. There are too many to mention them all, but thank you to everyone. Most importantly, thank you to the public for coming out and supporting the event.

“We are sure that everybody enjoyed the evening, and if we can do that while raising money for local charities then it’s a win-win situation.”