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Settle Showcase proves to be a big success
11:00am Sunday 21st October 2012 in News
Settle Showcase has been hailed a success, with a lively atmosphere and about 300 visitors.
The event was held to show what local businesses and community groups had to offer and to encourage residents to use local services.
The stallholders put in an incredible effort to make their displays interesting and there was a constant hum as visitors and exhibitors chatted and exchanged useful information.
In his opening speech, town mayor Councillor Joe Lord said he was thrilled to see such a good turnout.
The showcase has been put together by the Settle Networking Group, which attracted 12 new members.
Group founder and local homeopath Jo Rhodes said: “This is exactly what we had hoped the showcase would do. Sharing information like this is a great way for the town and the area to really connect and celebrate the wide range of talent and experience available locally.”
There has already been some positive feedback from exhibitors.
The Friends Of The Settle-Carlisle Line had 70 responses to a questionnaire on whether the area would benefit from a train link with Manchester while Pioneer Projects got a great response to their craft workshop at Friends Meeting House.
Entertainment included demonstrations by the Streetbeatz Crew and the Funky Freestylers and a performance from singers from Settle College.
The tombola made just over £130 for the Cave Rescue Organisation and treasure trail winners were Mr and Mrs Diggles, from Giggles-wick. Miss C Turner of Settle won the free prize draw – £75 of Amazon vouchers donated by Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete.
An online questionnaire will be sent out shortly so the Networking Group can work on next year’s event.