Otho street buzzing for official opening celebrations | Photos

Otho Street was simply buzzing this morning and people wandered up and down the street looking for bargains.

Businesses had their doors wide open to celebrate the official opening of the street post construction.

A number of buskers were spread out evenly along Otho Street to create a lively atmosphere.

The busy morning also gave locals an opportunity to snap up a last minute gift for all the deserving mums out there before Mother’s Day tomorrow.

Prior to the official opening celebrations, Inverell’s Chamber of Commerce urged businesses to create sales and events as a draw card to shoppers.

The business with the best event will win $300, and the runner up a handy $200. Shoppers also had an opportunity to win $500 worth of vouchers.

Artist Andrea Faiers encouraged residents to ‘make their mark’ for Huntington’s Disease. People who entered her shop on Otho Street could paint anything they desired on a canvas.

Later, the artist will transform the painting into a multi-layered masterpiece to raise funds for Huntington’s NSW.

The Australian Huntington’s Disease Association will then sell the finished piece at an auction in Orange some time in September.

Andrea said the idea was all about hope and encouragement.