Published: 08/03/2012 08:00 - Updated: 07/03/2012 18:34

Wick HarbourFest stall pitches are ready to book

The market stalls at the 2009 harbourfest proved a popular attraction for all ages.
The market stalls at the 2009 harbourfest proved a popular attraction for all ages.

COMMUNITY groups, charities and local organisations are being given their chance to make the most of an event to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Applications are now being accepted for stall pitches at the Wick Diamond Jubilee HarbourFest on Saturday, June 16.

The committee is keen to encourage groups to take advantage of this widely supported community event.

The HarbourFest weekend in 2009 attracted over 30 community organisations who raised over £20,000 selling a wide range of local products, arts and crafts, and food.

Freshly baked scones and pancakes proved very popular, and local delicacies such as kippers met a keen demand throughout the day.

Stall pitches are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of over-demand, preference will be given to groups offering unusual or innovative goods and products.

There is a nominal charge for the pitches, which will be arranged along the harbour front as previously.

Liz Richard-Jones, harbourfest stall co-ordinator, said: "We expect demand for pitches to exceed that of the last event, and although the layout this year has been altered to provide additional pitches I urge any business, group or charity to make early application to ensure a place."

Pitch application forms can be obtained from Mrs Richard-Jones by phoning 01955 603821 or e-mailing harbourfest@btopenworld.com, or a copy can be downloaded from the website – www.wickharbour.co.uk/harbourfest – for completion.

The maritime celebration is set to take place over three days – June 15 to 17 – and will take in the annual RNLI harbour day.

Events planned include a flotilla, crowning of the harbourfest queen, displays, music and an evening dance, among other attractions.

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