Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Stump and Big Local group


An event to ‘recognise the town’s American links’ by celebrating Thanksgiving has been organised by Boston Big Local for next Wednesday.

The £1 million lottery group’s Boosting the Local Economy sub-group is holding the event from 10am-4pm at the Blenkin Memorial Hall, near St Botolph’s Church and the Ingram Memorial.

The street food and craft fair aims to ‘give local traders and artisans the opportunity to test their wares in an open market’.

Following a Thanksgiving service at St Botolphs the event will be opened by the Mayor of Boston Coun Alison Austin.

A spokesman said: “The group wishes to encourage more micro-business growth, particularly in the core town centre, building on the skills and enterprise of local people.

“To encourage more inter-trading and building community pride, we will also be trialling the ‘Botolph Pound’ a local currency, to explore the ideas of keeping money local.”

Each of the first 100 people through the doors of the Blenkin Memorial at 10am on the day will receive three Botolph pounds to purchase goods of their choice with any of our traders.

The event will also include an installation for people to leave messages of thanks.

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