THE ORGANISERS of this year’s new-look Droitwich Salt Fest have revealed the event will start with a giant fireworks display on the Friday night and they are looking for a town youngster to push the plunger.
Simon Berry, the owner of the Gardeners Arms, and Coun Mark Craigie are launching a competition challenging children to come up with a slogan for the event which takes place on September 6, 7 and 8.
The winning entry will be chosen and the lucky slogan creator will get to start the display which has been sponsored by Wycbold-based Liberty Leisure.
Mr Berry said: “We want a snappy phrase that will encapsulate the event and stick in people’s minds.”
Natalie Tonks, Liberty Leisure’s duty manager, said “We are proud to be sponsoring the Droitwich Salt Festival 2019, celebrating the town’s unique salt heritage whilst attracting thousands of visitors to the area.
“As a local business ourselves, we are honoured to be part of an event which offers showcase opportunity for local businesses and our community.”
Wychavon District Council has contributed £5,000 and provided marketing and advice for the event.
Steve Knight, Wychavon’s marketing and events officer, said “Salt Fest is a great opportunity for Droitwich Spa to celebrate its unique history with salt.
“With Droitwich Salt back in production and doing so well it’s even more exciting to celebrate this heritage.”
To enter the competition, children and young people should send their slogan to firstname.lastname@example.org and include their name, age and contact details.
The deadline for entries is August 15.