There was an excellent turnout for Sandy Carnival on Saturday (June 14).
Laburnum Lower School took the prize for Junior Float, the Sir William Peel pub won the Senior Float category and St Swithun’s Lower School collected the award for Pride of Procession. AOBC Viking Re-enactors won the Walking Float category.
Sandy Upper School, Maple Tree Lower School, Tesco and the Queen’s Head pub also entered floats. There were plenty of walking groups in the procession too. These were 1st Sandy Scout and Guide Band, Purple Pre-school, Sandy Pre-school, Groundworks: Sandy Youth Club, Robert Peel Lower School, Darth Vader and Pirate, Stotfold Twirlers and Shefford Majorettes.
Sandy Fire Service and a police car also turned out for the day.
Hayley Stewarts, chair of the carnival committee, said: “After a year of planning and hard work by the committee and the people of Sandy it was wonderful to see it paid off. The parade was a tremendous success and hundreds of people came to enjoy the field events without getting soaked.”
Jade Sharp won the £100 raffle prize.
Committee member Teresa Cole said: “The carnival committee would like to thank everyone who came out to support carnival day and all those that sponsored the event, donated prizes and contributed to the activities.
“It’s the community that helps make this event so special and Sandy residents definitely came out in force this year to support their town.”