THE whole community is invited to celebrate 50 years of The Original Factory Shop.

The team at the shop in West Street, Bridport, is inviting the community to the store on Saturday, May 18.

As part of the celebrations, TOFS asked schools across Bridport to submit artwork to best represent the town and what their community means to them.

The winning school was Bridport Primary School and the winning artwork will be unveiled at the celebrations on Saturday and displayed in store. The school is also in the running to be named national winner and receive £1,000.

For the event, TOFS is calling for performers of any age to take part on the day, including singers, dancers and even magicians.

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Emma Fox, CEO of The Original Factory Shop, said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating 50 years in the community. Everyone in Bridport is coming together for what we’re hoping will be an amazing event.

“All the school entries that have come in so far have been amazing and it’s going to be tough to pick a winner overall.

“We want to thank everyone for their tremendous efforts so far and I would like to personally invite everyone in the area to come and get involved in what will be an amazing celebration.”