The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Maureen Morrow, has praised Larne traders who took part in the Larne Arts window dressing competition as part of its ‘A Work of Art’ themed festival.
A reception was organised to recognise the creative efforts made by local businesses during the festival as they competed to win the coveted First Place.
Mayor, Cllr Maureen Morrow said: “I have been blown away by the effort put in by local traders in turning their shop windows into Works of Art. The window display competition was the perfect opportunity for businesses to showcase their creative side and it was very difficult for me to choose first, second and third place. The involvement of local traders in the festival was fantastic. They helped to create a buzz about Larne town with people from across the borough turning out to join in the celebrations.”
First place was awarded to Pharmacy Plus at McCoubrey and Woodside with Hannah K Footwear and Handbags and Plata Jewellers receiving second and third place respectively. Ann’s Pantry, Woodside’s and The Salvation Army received highly commended.
Over 15 businesses took part in the competition with Cllr Morrow commending all entrants including Steady Eddie, Trends Framing, Carriages Bistro, McFarland Pharmacy Plus, The Coffee Doc, The Port Gallery, Amara Aid, Just Active Gym and Asda for taking part.