Sandy ready for huge Carnival

Sandy Carnival 2014
Sandy Carnival 2014

Sandy Carnival is just two weeks away and the event promises to be the biggest yet.

The theme of the event is past, present and future and the procession will assemble on All Saints Way at around 12.30pm, where the floats will be judged and prizes awarded, prior to moving off promptly at 1.30pm.

Residents of Sandy are encouraged to come out on to the streets along the route to show support of all the hard work put in by float organisers and to enjoy the spectacle.

The procession will begin on All Saints Way, coming out of Western Way and will proceed down London Road, turning left into West Road and then down St Neots Road.

The procession will then make its way through the town, turn left into St Swithun’s way and return through the Market Square before crossing into Park Road and ending at the car park of Sandye Place Academy.

There will be a number of events and stalls at the carnival itself including face painting, children’s games such as sand art and plate painting, Beat the Goalie, make your own jewellery and mini tarot readings.

Food and drink will be readily available in a variety of forms including cakes, tea, burgers and beer.

On carnival day, there is a fancy dress competition. This will take place in the afternoon on the field. It’s for those under 17 years old, so if you are on a float, walking or just there for a great day out, you are encouraged to join in.

There’s a gift voucher for the winners and a cash prize for their school or children’s organisation. The theme is the same as the parade – past, present and future.

The carnival is run by a small team of volunteers, whose ethos is to give the people of Sandy a carnival. Those volunteers now need your help.

They need a working committee of around a dozen to manage aspects of carnival day effectively. The planning cycle begins in October.

> If you would like to be involved in the 2016 carnival contact Hayley Stewart by emailing raven.blackwing09@googlemail.com