One of the proud contestants in the 2009 pebble-building competition
The busy members of Budleigh Salterton Lions Club and their friends have been hard at work preparing for the town's Gala Week which starts in a few weeks' time.
A treasure hunt, dog show, beach fishing and fancy dress competitions, a pudding evening, a walking tour of the town, an Indian cookery demonstration, a pirates' party night, and comedy circus and magic shows are just some of the events that are being organised.
And finally a there's a family fun run on Sunday 6 June for those who've got the energy after this eventful week. But it is only a mile, "up over the hill and back along the seafront."
Budleigh Salterton's Gala Week runs from Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June. For further details click on