A FAMILY fun day organised to put the smile back on the faces of Pershore people is being hailed as a great success.

The Taste of Pershore event took place last Saturday (13) and gave the hundreds of visitors the opportunity to browse around the town's selection of shops, pick up some locally produced food and drink and be entertained by a wide selection of activities.

Pershore resident and famous singer Toyah Willcox, was on hand to open the event and was happy to chat to the locals as well as sign autographs for the crowds.

Town Mayor Val Wood praised the efforts of those who arranged the day and was very pleased with how it went.

She said: "It was a lovely day and had exactly the effect we wanted it to. The smiles were back on the faces of the people and the town's traders who have been hit very hard by the floods.

"The idea was to show to people that Pershore is back alive and kicking again and it certainly did the trick."

Crowds were entertained by performances by Pershore Brass, Pershore Choir, clowns, jugglers, strolling minstrels, dancers and the younger element enjoyed some face painting.

The next big day on Pershore's calender is November 24 when the town's Christmas lights will be switched on.