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Our parade has some great surprises this year …

We can’t tell you what they are otherwise they wouldn’t be surprises!

Only two people on the committee know the details of all the floats, making sure that there’s intense rivalry between groups to produce the most innovative and spectacular displays.  The parade organisers collected the themes a year ago to ensure that there was no overlap, and now it’s only a day until you can see what everyone’s come up with!

We can tell you there’ll be music, there’ll be dancing, there’ll be walkers and drivers … but beyond that, you’ll have to come and see for yourself.  Work out where you’re going to stand on the parade route now!

All the World’s a Parade

We’re currently sifting through the parade entry forms, working out the order, making sure that children aren’t walking behind horses, music isn’t too loud in neighbouring floats, the parade will carry on moving at a good pace.  There are a good variety of themes!  We can’t wait to see you all on the route on the fourteenth!

Our raffle, drawn on Carnival Day, was a big success, and we are pleased to announce our winners. All prizes have been distributed.

£100: ticket 01817
£50: ticket 00631
£25: ticket 00687

If you didn’t win, better luck next time!

We had a few items of lost property handed in during our Carnival, and while we managed to reunite some things there are some outstanding:

  • A child’s bracelet
  • A pair of sunglasses

If these are yours please get in contact with Carole at chair@knockholtcarnival.org.uk and she will try to reunite you!

Make sure you listen in to Channel Radio this morning to hear out publicity officer, Justine, talking to The Community Show about our fantastic Carnival, parade, and the charities we are doing it all in aid of.  Laura and Russell, the presenters, have given us incredible support in the past, and we’re looking forward to seeing them at the Carnival!

See http://www.channelradio.co.uk/shows-community-show/ for a link to listen online.

Raffle tickets are on sale now

One lucky person is going to win £100 on Carnival Day with our fantastic raffle – and two others will win a second and third prize of £50 and £25 respectively.  Tickets cost £1 each and you can get them from local pubs and shops, and children at St Katherine’s and Halstead schools have been given some to sell as well!  If you can’t get hold of any in advance, there will be some for sale on the carnival field as well – just don’t leave it too late!

Raffle ticket sample

The programme has hit the mat

Our team of volunteers have been delivering programmes throughout Knockholt and surrounding areas.  Have you got yours yet?  Make sure you keep hold of it for carnival day, so you can see what is on where,  where to watch the parade from, and which charities it’s all in aid of!

The programme has been put together by Sharon of the Three Horseshoes and we are hugely grateful for the hours she’s put into this.  We are also grateful to all our advertisers:

Without our advertiser we wouldn’t be able to publicise our event, so please make sure you visit them soon!

Carnival Programme cover chosen

In the run-up to Carnival 2016 we asked the children of St Katherine’s to design us a cover for our programme and we had loads of great entries!  We have chosen a winner and will be sending the programmes off to print soon, so please keep an eye out to see if your design was chosen!

We’ll be displaying the entries at the organisers’ tent at Carnival, so make sure you pop by to see them.

Traffic marshals needed for the parade!

Part of our carnival tradition is the parade of floats, which wind their way around the village and end up at the carnival ground. Parades such as this are becoming increasingly rare but we think it completes our celebratory day!

We can’t run a parade though without closing the roads and that means we need your help – we need marshals to guide the floats, keep traffic off the roads, and direct people to the car parks.

Can you help? Please contact chair@knockholtcarnival.org.uk and we’ll be eternally grateful!