St Ives unique Snowman Festival once again brought shoppers to St Ives as around 385 children, and their parents, followed the Snowman Trail. With 29 shops taking part it took some effort to collect all the stickers but 125 determined souls completed the Trail. On hand was St Ives Mayor, Tim Drye to draw the winning entry which was from Lucas Goldsmith who is pictured on the cover.

Tim (right) also had the pleasure, along with Anne Dellar of Ellis Winters (left) of presenting the £200 cash prize for the Best Window Display to Paula Ewing of Optimum Health & Beauty (centre). Optimums window (see below) was chosen by Tim with the aid of Thorndown School Head Teacher, Vicci Godbold and some of her pupils. Three runners up were chosen who were Forget Me Not Florists, the Old Exchange Surgery and Escape &
Create who all received chocolate and champagne.

The Old Riverport Retail Group and the Town Team, who run the seven week long Festival, would like to thank all the shops who took part and in particular Ellis Winters and Townrow for sponsoring the event.
FOOTNOTE: after receiving the £200 cash prize Paula announced she was donating the money to the Friends of Malezi Charity working with vulnerable children in Tanzania.