It's Carnival Time!
Posted on March 1, 2006
Do you want to be a movie star? Well, now you can, because our carnival theme for 2006 is "Films" and this is your chance to bring your favourite movie stars to our village streets. St Mary's Village Carnival 2006 is on Saturday 1st July and a fantastic day of fun and entertainment is planned.
We want to make this year's carnival every bit as good as previous ones and it is certainly the biggest and best for miles around thanks to everyone joining in. Once again, we can look forward to all those events which make St Mary's Village Carnival such a success - the fancy dress parade of floats, best dressed house, dog show, wood carving, classic cars, worm charming, Clarabelle the cow - we've got is all. And of course, don't forget the Carnival Queen, who leads the procession and will be chosen on Sunday 2nd April at 11.15am - see the website for details on how to enter the selection process.
Make sure you don't miss out on the big day at Edlesborough Green. Dress up to make our villages like another Hollywood, bustling with stars of the silver screen. Maybe we'll see Marilyn Monroe, favourite Disney characters, or Wallace and Gromit, and don't be suprised to spot a few Charlie Chaplins too. And what about dressing your house like the set of a great film - a space age Star Wars look or the Flintstones' house perhaps?
Money for Good Causes
Remember that the money raised on 1st July all goes to local charities, in particular this year to "Iain Rennie Hospice at Home", well known for their sensitive approach to caring for people with terminal illness.
Last year the carnival raised the wonderful sum of £10,000 thanks to our many helpers and generous sponsors and we are fortunate to live in a place with such a strong community spirit. So don't be left out: get on board and help us make this the best carnival ever. You can help with collecting goods to sell, by running or helping on a stall, setting up the green on the big day, serving teas, dressing up - so don't be shy about calling to say you want to be part of it. And if you are in a club or organisation - get organised to parade on a float!
How to help or get involved
To get involved or offer help, visit our website which is full or information and photos of previous carnivals or contact Peter Bennett.
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