A CELEBRATION of summer saw visitors flock to Market Rasen on Saturday.
A summer market and open gardens, together with an arts and craft exhibition, combined to provide a seasonal delight.
The market was bigger than last year, with more than 30 stalls offering plenty of plants and produce, while the exhibition in the Festival Hall was a new event, which showcased the local watercolour group, as well as many local artists, and also housed an excellent selection of craft stalls.
As always, the open gardens proved very popular, with more than 300 people enjoying what has become one of the highlights of the summer in Rasen.
The event, organised by Market Rasen Rotary Club and a team of volunteers, raises money to support charitable causes - but several local groups benefitted by volunteering on the day and receiving donations, including LIVES First Responders, who provided first aid cover, Market Rasen Cricket Club and The Foyer, who helped erect and dismantle the stalls, and the Watercolour Group who ran the art exhibition.
Free stalls were also given to local groups to enable them to raise funds - including Point of Contact, Middle Rasen and Market Rasen Gardening Clubs and the Rotary Ladies, who are supporting Candles, a charity raising money to help find alternative treatments for Cancer.
Rotary President, Derek Anderson, said: “Rotary is an organisation committed to supporting the local community.
“The members work tirelessly to raise funds for worthy causes and give their time freely in pursuit of this goal.
“The event on Saturday was organised entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the people of Market Rasen and I would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their continued support and look forward to doing it all again on August 3 next year.”