One of the many #BancroftRocks banners that are on flagpoles around Town (Photo credit: Mathew Reisler)

New banners have gone up throughout downtown Bancroft thanks to the BBIA encouraging residents to “share the love.”

Executive Officer of the Bancroft Business Improvement Area Jody Didier says they were originally going to be putting up banners to encourage people to¬†“shop, dine and explore the area” but changed that up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Didier says the board felt the banners would be inappropriate in light of the pandemic.

“We decided that there are so many wonderful and magical things in and around the Bancroft area and there are people that have enjoyed the area for so long,” she says. “We’re encouraging people to share good stories, share the moments they’ve enjoyed, share information on great places to visits.”

Didier says to use the hashtag “Bancroft Rocks” when sharing a picture or story on social media.

She says the banners will be up until the Fall when they switch them out for the Remembrance Day banners that honour Bancroft’s veterans.

While the finishing touches have yet to be put on it, Didier says next week the BBIA hopes to launch a virtual marketplace website that will highlight the businesses and shops in Bancroft. More information will be announced about it when it’s released.