A BIKINI car wash by young farmers in South Molton proved a popular draw when the town launched its Seven Summer Saturdays business initiative on Saturday. The stunt outside the pannier market by girls from the Exmoor Young Farmers was one of a number o

A BIKINI car wash by young farmers in South Molton proved a popular draw when the town launched its "Seven Summer Saturdays" business initiative on Saturday.The stunt outside the pannier market by girls from the Exmoor Young Farmers was one of a number of events taking place to encourage local people to "rediscover" the town this summer.Motorists queued all day for a wash and shine, while shoppers and their families also enjoyed a drama workshop and face painting as South Molton market traders and shops stayed open an extra hour until 2pm, the first of a series of weekly extensions organised by the newly-formed South Molton Business Association (SMBA).SMBA spokesperson Susi Atkinson said: "Our first of the Seven Summer Saturday's seemed to go very well and there was a real buzz around the place."Next week, shoppers will be able to enjoy live music in the Square courtesy of a charity "Playathon", in aid of the Burma Campaign UK, as well as face painting and free Reiki therapy sessions.Also on Saturday, internationally famous artist Ken Hildrew will be signing copies of his book, while the North Molton Art Group will be exhibiting their paintings. More drama workshops are taking place in the Assembly Rooms, while Hockings ice cream and a barbecue will be available to enjoy on the Square."So remember, South Molton Pannier Market is now open until 2pm, so come to have a coffee, browse the stalls and take part in the activities," added Mrs Atkinson.For more information, including membership, events, news and sponsorship, visit www.businessouthmolton.org