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St Mary's Village Carnival 2009

Posted on May 4, 2009

This article was published in May 2009. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Carnival 2009 - BooksThe theme of this year's Carnival on Saturday July 4th is Books which gives us all fantastic scope for dressing up and getting into the spirit of things. From 'Three Men in a Boat', through 'Ballet Shoes', 'Oliver Twist' and the 'Chronicles of Narnia', there's any number of themes to pick up on.

Why not join in the Carnival Procession - it's not just for the younger element! Some of the most successful floats in recent years have come from local businesses such as Janes or The Bell PH. Alternatively, why not get your neighbours involved and enter a float in the procession manned by people in your road? Lack of a vehicle is no barrier -a 'walking float' is the green alternative.

If you'd prefer to watch the Procession rather than be in it, don't forget our competition for the best dressed houses in Eaton Bray and Edlesborough, plus the best dressed business, with cups for the winners generously provided by Edlesborough Autos.

Can you help with Carnival in any other way? Our Carnival is an event for everyone in the village and everyone can contribute to its success. We're in need of:

  • Offers of help for the day before and Carnival day itself - manning a stand, setting up the stalls, clearing up, you name it, we can use your help! Whether you can spare just half an hour or the whole day, we'll be very glad of your help.
  • Donations of supplies - we need plants for the plant stall, bottles of wine, cakes for the cake stall, old crockery for the plate-smashing - can you help?
  • Offers of transport to get equipment to and from Edlesborough Green or to take part in the Procession
  • Donations of prizes for the Grand Draw
  • Donations of items for the silent auction

For any of the above please contact us via the Carnival website -

We look forward to seeing you - in the procession or on the Green - on 4th July!

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