Charities to showcase Boston

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THE sixth Community Showcase was launched at an event in Boston’s Assembly Rooms on Wednesday.

Organisers announced the annual summer fair in Boston’s Central Park will take place on Sunday, September 11.

One of the organisers, Boston Mayflower’s Paul Kenny, said: “Every year it gets bigger and better and I don’t know why but I think it’s because the people of Boston own it.

“It’s your town, it’s your showcase.”

Mr Kenny said some of the highlights of this year were animals returning and healthy eating and growing in the community being promoted.

He said: “The people of Boston quite like playing with exotic animals.”

The showcase allows community and voluntary groups and charities to represent and celebrate their services, inform others and engage with the community.

The event includes live bands and entertainment, arts, crafts, stalls and refreshments.

It was started in 2005 by Boston Mayflower, South Lincs Community Voluntary Service and Boston Borough Council, who continue to organise it.

Last year 98 organisations participated and 8,000 people attended the event.

Organisers also asked what could be improved and suggestions included advertising on car stickers, radio and TV promotions, having more variety of food, and having better toilet facilities.

l Information: visit www.bostonshowcase.co.uk.