A RALLYING call has been made for residents and schools in villages around Pershore to show their support and get involved with the 2015 Pershore Carnival.
The hugely popular spectacular returns to the town on the Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, May 25 and organisers want to spread the word further afield this year.
Inspired by the British sporting success of recent years, this year’s event has a sporting theme and organisers hope local schools will embrace it in style.
Carnival Chairman Colin Shepherd told the Observer: “We hope this year will see the villages in and around Pershore such as Fladbury and Pinvin get involved.
“We’re looking for schools in the villages, local groups or just village residents to show their support and make the event even bigger and better than last year.
“Last year’s event was an overwhelming success with in excess of 13,000 people on the streets of Pershore.” he added.
And as well as gaining support from the villages in and around Pershore, Mr Shepherd and the carnival committee hope local businesses will bring out the bunting to line the route for the popular parade.
“Wouldn’t it look great if the whole route was lined with bunting to add even more colour to our thriving parade route?.” he said.
A host of events are being organised in the fun up to the big day including a quiz, race night, a raffle and the ever popular shop window competition.
The hugely successful carnival King and Queen roles will also be allocated once again this year while organisers have also put together a wedding fayre to raise funds for the event.
One of the highlights is sure to be the Duck Race which will be held on Easter Sunday, April 5 and provide a quacking good afternoon for young and old alike.
Competitions to design the cover of this carnival programme will also be held and details of the full programme of events for the actual carnival day will be revealed in due course.
A fund-raising coffee morning is being held by town Mayor Coun Tony Rowley next Saturday (February 7) at Pershore Town Hall.
Coffee, tea and cake and a tombola will all be on offer at the event which runs from 10am to midday.
Visit www.pershorecarnival.co.uk or search @PersCarnival on Twitter for more information about the event.
King and Queen’s will again be sought for this years Pershore Carnival. (s)