New Louth mayor wants to welcome Olympic torch... dressed as a sausage
LOUTH'S new Mayor wants to dress up as a sausage to welcome the Olympic torch when it comes to the town on June 27.
At the last meeting of Louth Town Council. the Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders said dressing up will promote Louth as a sausage town, in recognition of the town's award winning butchers.
She said: "Melton Mowbray brings in thousands of pounds a year for being a food town.
"I am quite happy to dress up as a sausage and meet the Olympic torch but I am struggling to find an outfit if anybody can help me.
"It will be a good advert for Louth."
Councillor Eileen Ballard joked that maybe she could use real sausages to hang from her outfit instead.
The council discussed whether to organise a celebration for the torch relay.
Councillor Margaret Ottaway said: "I think it is going to be a very, very quick, organised thing. There isn't going to be a lot of time."
Councillor Sue Locking said: "People will turn out. It is a once in a lifetime event certainly for our generation."