The winners of this year’s Douglas Borough Council Best Guy competition have been praised for their imaginative creations by Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery and the Mayor of Douglas Jon Joughin.
The competition formed part of the Council’s fireworks display, sponsored by Celton Manx for the ninth successive year and held on Friday November 1.
A reception attended by Bill Mummery was hosted by the Mayor at Douglas town hall to present prizes and certificates to first place winner Molly Jones, 10; runner-up Robin Cowin, seven; and joint third place winners, sisters Lorelei and Tallulah Wilson, four and six respectively.
The Mayor took the opportunity to thank Bill Mummery for Celton Manx’s continued sponsorship of the crowd-pleasing event and went on to say: ‘This event always creates a strong sense of community and brings large numbers of people to the town to the benefit of many local businesses. He added: ‘The standard of the display this year was truly exceptional’.
Bill Mummery said: ‘Celton Manx has been pleased to sponsor the Douglas fireworks for the ninth successive year, an event which not only attracted large and very appreciative crowds and widespread positive feedback about the exceptional high quality of the display but also inspired commendable creativity on the part of the Best Guy competition winners.’
Molly Jones said that she would be saving half of her prize money and sharing the rest with her brother; Robin Jones was planning to spend his winnings on Lego, while Lorelei and Tallulah would be adding to their collections of toys.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery is pictured alongside the Mayor of Douglas Jon Joughin, with Best Guy competition winners and their families and 3FM’s Tony Palmer. They are pictured in front of runner-up Robin Cowin’s ‘Guy Fawkes’.