Tucked inside one issue of Thursday’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times is a Golden Ticket which gives the lucky winner the privilege of setting fire to the town’s bonfire – and a load of guys!
“Look inside and see if you’ve got the winning ticket,” said Andy Belcham, chairman of Clitheroe Community Bonfire Committee. “And if you find it get in touch with us straightaway and claim your prize!”
“Don’t despair if not – there will be a second ticket hidden in next week’s Advertiser for the chance to light our firework display,” he added.
Clitheroe Bonfire will be held on Saturday November 5th from 6 pm and with now only three weeks to go the organisers are gearing up to organise one of the town’s largest community events of the year.
The instantly-recognisable orange signs went up last week with details of the event and tickets are now on sale.
Priced at £5 for adult £5 and £2 for children or £10 for a family (two adults and two children), the tickets can be purchased at Dawsons and Banana News.
“Our ticket outlets are not taking any form of commission from any sales,” added Andy. “Without their support, these events cannot take place and we are extremely grateful that they have agreed to help us push sales.”
Tickets can also be purchased online by following the link on the event’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/bonfire2014
The Clitheroe Bonfire and organised fireworks display is a large-scale community event that draws thousands of people together from across the town and the Ribble Valley.
Each year, thousands of pounds worth of proceeds are shared between local charities – East Lancs Hospice and Ribble Valley Foodbank will receive donations this year.
The event is widely supported by members of Clitheroe’s many service club organisations including Pendle View Rotary Club, Clitheroe Lions, Clitheroe Rotary, Ribblesdale Rotary and Clitheroe Round Table.
It is one of the town’s major community events each calendar year.