Lennoxville Street Festival marking ten years this Saturday

By Gordon Lambie

The tenth annual Lennoxville Street Festival is coming up this Saturday, August 24, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Riding on the success of last year’s event, which drew close to 10,000 participants, Queen Street will once again be closed to traffic for the day between College and Academy streets and converted into a massive pedestrian mall filled with kiosks, live performances and family-friendly activities. “Over the years there has been a great evolution,” said Eliane Roy-Touchette, a new member of both the Lennoxville Business Association and the street festival organization committee, recalling that the event started as a way of help make the merchants in town known to the people in the community. “Many years ago people would come, walk around a bit, and then leave shortly after. We have now noticed that many stay all day, or at least a few more hours than they used to.” Roy-Touchette said that as a longtime festival-goer who is now involved in its planning, she has been able to see the growth and development of the event over the last decade. See full story in the Wednesday, Aug. 21 edition of The Record.

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