8th Dec, 2016

Carnival call for community to help

Rob George 22nd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RALLYING call has been made to caring Pershore businesses to lend their support to two popular events leading up to this year’s carnival.

Organisers of the Pershore Carnival would like to hear from local businesses who will be willing to dig deep to sponsor either the carnival procession or the ever-popular window dressing completion.

Local shops will be invited to showcase their artistic flair in the coming days and capture this year’s carnival theme of the circus in the windows of their businesses.

Members of the committee usually awarded prizes to those who go the extra mile and organisers hope to repeat the honours this year.

Carnival committee chairman Colin Shepherd said: “As you will know the carnival is run solely by volunteers and is self-funding yet still raising money for two charities each year with the bucket collection.

“The carnival desperately needs the communities help.

“We would like to make the carnival the best it can be and to do that well, we need help from the community,” he added.

Hard-working organisers have also revealed the carnival royalty for the event with Finley Dale named King and Naomi Frost crowned as Queen.

Both youngsters attend Abbey Park Middle School and applied for their respective positions with Naomi writing a very persuasive letter explaining how she has tried for a few years to be the carnival queen.

She certainly will know the ropes as her mother Jessica is the procession manager.

Megan Stone has been crowned carnival princess after organisers made her dream of being a carnival princess come true and the youngster has already been practicing her wave.

Creative youngsters who picked up their pens to design the front cover of the carnival programme have also been honoured by organisers.

The winner of this year’s competition which was held at Pershore Library was Mitchell Sprason, who attends Holy Redeemer Primary School.

Second place goes to Libby Hampton and third place goes to Rosie Jones both of Abbey Park Middle School.

“Thanks to everyone who entered, we had some lovely, bright and colour designs,” said Mr Shepherd.

Anyone who would like to sponsor either the procession or the window dressing competition or can provide raffle prizes is asked to e-mail secretary@pershorecarnival.co.uk for more information.