Chance to be a part of Carnival showground fun
GROUPS in the district are being encouraged to help make this year’s Harborough Carnival the best yet by taking part in the Showground activities.
This year’s carnival is on Saturday, June 9 and kicks off with the traditional float parade through the town centre.
The action then moves to the Carnival Showground in Symington’s Rec, off St Mary’s Road.
Organisers are appealing for charities, good causes and organisations in the area to apply to hold stalls at the ground, which traditionally attracts thousands of visitors.
They are also looking for performers to provide entertainment to the crowds.
It is a fantastic opportunity for performers to show off their talents to a large audience.
And for charities, holding a stall can be a great way to boost funds and raise awareness of their cause.
But it also adds to the carnival atmosphere on the day, boosting visitor numbers and with it the money that is donated by the Carnival Committee to good causes in the district afterwards.
The carnival is organised each year by a small but dedicated committee and they are always on the look-out for volunteers to act as stewards on the day, helping to keep safe the thousands of visitors who flock to the extravaganza.
Volunteers are needed to act as stewards for the float procession.
Training and hi-vis jackets will be provided on the day.
And speaking of the parade - it’s not to late to enter a float.
Stephen Sanderson Transport is once again kindly donating vehicles and drivers for the parade free of charge.
You do not need to be part of an official group, organisation or business to enter - groups of friends and neighbours have got together in the past.
Participants usually come up with a wide range of weird and wonderful designs, inspired by cartoons, characters from history or the latest summer blockbuster.
There are prizes on offer to the best floats.
The parade is led by the royal float containing Carnival Queen Katy Darby (15), her Maid of Honour Ellis Anderson (12), prince Doddie Turner (7) and princess Hannah Wilson (10).
Official entry forms have been sent out in the last couple of weeks to those who have entered floats or expressed and interest in the past.
If you have not received a form and would like one, contact John Bush using the details below.
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