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9th December 2009

MEGAN WINS £1000 AT ROSS SHOPPING FESTIVAL.............

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The first Ross Christmas Shopping Festival, which took place on Sunday was a great success and hundreds of people in and around the town enjoyed the music, market stalls and special offers that independent traders were offering. The event was organized by the Association of Ross Traders (ART) and Ross in Bloom.

Richard Mayo, chairman of the Ross Traders Association said, 'There was a real Christmassy feel around the town and most shops had an excellent trading day with lots of positive feed back from customers saying that Ross should have more events like this. Some of the traders not centred around the market square didn't have quite such a good day but we hope to remedy this for next year'.

ART hopes to build on this success for next years festival to make it bigger and better. Although the weather didn't hold for the whole day it was nice for long enough to make the event a resounding success. The day was rounded off by the 1000 cash draw which was made by Carnival Queen, Phoebe Sleeman. The winner of the prize, Mrs. Megan Bullock of Ross was not present at the draw but said later, at a cheque presentation in the Maltings, 'I have never won anything in a draw before so I'm thrilled, I always do my Christmas shopping in Ross so this will really help'.

The 1000 draw prize was donated by 40 small traders around the town to say thank you to regular shoppers and to create a bit of a buzz, which it certainly did. The next festival ART are planning is a South American fiesta day for the town, watch here for more details closer to the event.


Stalls inside the market building on Sunday..

Carnival Princess Phoebe draws the winning ticket...

...and is presented with a gift of chocolate.

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