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"Fair With Love has managed to revive the activity of hotels and restaurants," said Ildefonso Jimenez (16/02/2009)

Last weekend, Jumilla has been the capital of love through the celebration of 'Fair Love Love 2009'.

As stated by Councilman Ildefonso Jimenez Celebrations assessment is very positive, "on one side has managed to revitalize the activity of hotels and restaurants, which have hung the sign of complete and also unveiled the city to thousands of People who have visited us and we have met through the website, and through local media, regional and national have been interested in this event. "

Proof of interest created by the show of love has been the number of people coming from outside who have participated, for example, guided tours, as well as the longest kiss contest or contest Love Letters, where works have received many Spanish cities, including Colombia.

Another point of interest is the large number of stand you have taken part in the fair, more than a dozen artisans Jumillano and about 70 from other Spanish provinces.

Also Sergio Dalma concert also attended by hundreds of people, many of them coming from neighboring towns, including Barcelona, as a group of young people said.

Besides the official website of Jumilla has been visited by thousands of people were interested in information regarding this event to mark the Day of Love All in all, has been a weekend of great activity in Jumilla, with many visitors at any time of day and that was a big incentive to Jumillano and visitors.

With this information, Ildefonso Jimenez said that "the balance has been positive since the income received is greater than the costs that the council has had, what was good for Jumilla in general."

The Councillor responsible thanked the confidence and participation of all Jumillano as well as artisans and traders who took part and also the efforts of all those who have made this show and the media that have spread.

For its part, the opening ceremony, the Mayor of Jumilla Francisco Abellán said "is a second year comes at a difficult time but gets very excited and very hard to leave now, that's the spirit leads us to this type of event, proof of success evidenced by the large number of artisans who have joined us and the interest shown, for example, in Madrid or in Lanzarote that have copied some of the initiatives. "

Abellán added that "Jumilla has the right to promote, as Autonomous Community has to do in FITUR, or ARCO, for example, without exceeding the spending, as demonstrated last year as they will show this year" .

Ended by saying that such events "we do is invest in our city, promoting and encouraging the activity."

On activities, participation has been a highlight.

Most of them have been developed in the Garden of King Don Pedro and the tent set up for that purpose, where along these days are distributed thousands of rolls of love and sweet wine from Jumilla.

Have also developed tours of the city that have involved hundreds of people who have had the opportunity to see places and monuments of Jumilla and wineries of the Wine Route.

As, the longest kiss contest, one of the most striking of which are scheduled, involving a total of five couples.

All of them were kissing more than an hour, and even the last two exhausted the time set by the organization that was three hours.

Two pairs of finalists, the jury chose for the diploma of the first award made by Ivan Lopez Samper and Bethlehem Pastor Carrasco, a married couple of Roman.

The two couples who have exhausted the time marked by the organization received as a prize, one night accommodation and a romantic dinner and a giant roll of love and a bottle of sweet wine.

Similarly the other three partners received a dinner roll and a bottle of wine.

After the contest was the performance of Sergio Dalma that filled the tent in the Paseo Poet Lorenzo Guardiola and gave an overview of his musical career singing songs like 'Galilee', 'A good time, "" Ave Lucía', 'That girl is mine 'or' Dancing Stuck '.

On Sunday came another tour and a tasting of the traditional roll love.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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