A RALLYING call has been made for residents and schools in villages around Pershore to show their support and get involved with the 2016 Pershore Carnival.
The hugely popular spectacular returns to the town on the Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, May 30 and organisers want to spread the word further afield this year.
The World of Circus is this year’s theme and organisers hope the magic of the big top will spread throughout the town for yet another successful event.
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.
One of the highlights of every Carnival year is the ever popular Duck Race which will again be held on the River Avon at the back of Pershore Swimming Pool.
The event will take place on Easter Sunday (March 27) from midday and ducks will be on sale from 10am.
A children’s treasure hunt will also be taking place during what is sure to be a popular and packed day of events.
Any boys or girls aged 11 who wish to be part of the royalty making up Pershore Carnival’s procession is asked to call Mr Shepherd on 01386 553585.
A carnival princess has already been crowned with Megan Stone taking the prestigious role which just leaves organisers looking for a King and Queen for the event.
Visit www.pershorecarnival.co.uk or search @PersCarnival on Twitter for more information about the event.