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Make our Carnival a Box Office Hit!

Posted on June 7, 2006

This article was published in June 2006. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Saturday 1st July

Make sure you don't miss our village carnival on Saturday 1st July! Even if you are not in a local organisation which has booked a float for the carnival procession, you can still be part of the big parade. Why not get together with your neighbours and have a float for your street? For information about the parade, please contact Gordon Gray.

St Marys Village Carnival 2006 - FilmsWe also want lots of people to get dressed up and join in the parade on foot - so start looking out your costume for our Films theme now so that we have a procession full of movie stars!

Best Dressed House

Once again, thanks to the Leighton Buzzard Observer, we will have a Best Dressed House competition. We have had some excellent competitors in recent years and would love to have some more village homes turned into film theme scenes this July.

Carnival Goods Collection Day

New this year, we have a special carnival Goods Collection Day to help you to get those donated items handed in with ease. If you have goods to donate, please bring them to Eaton Bray Village Hall on Sunday 11 June from 12.00noon - 3.00pm. We are happy to receive unwanted gifts, books, plants, white elephant items, home baking (which can be frozen) and plants. What a great opportunity to clear out your clutter and help our carnival! But please, no junk or bulky furniture.

Clarabelle the Panto Cow's special advance visit

This year, we are privileged to have an advance visit to the village by Clarabelle, our tame pantomime cow (all the way from Clowns Fancy Dress store in Dunstable) for the weekend of 10 and 11 June. Clarabelle will be helping to promote the carnival - so look out for her round the village shops on Saturday 10 June and at Eaton Bray Village Hall on Sunday 11 June, our goods collection day. You will have a chance to enter the special competition for Clarabelle's hugely popular performance on the green at the carnival. She will also be helping to sell tickets for our wonderful raffle which has some fantastic prizes.

Helpers wanted!

We know St Mary's Village Carnival is one of the biggest and best across Beds and Bucks - but that is only because of the generosity and sheer hard work of many people and we can never have too many helpers. We really want more helpers for Friday Evening - 30th June; with setting up the green on Saturday morning - 1st July, or for a short spell helping on a stall. Please contact Peter Bennett. Most importantly though, make sure you come to the carnival with your friends and family for a fantastic day out on July 1st.

Get full details about the carnival on our website:

Source: Focus, June 2006

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