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History:- Carnival 2007
Cawston Carnival-Hailed a success by all, room for improvement of course but all in all a jolly good show for Cawston!
The first event, on Wednesday 5th September, that the school were very pleased to hold, was the Inspire Science show. The children were all suitably inspired! Did you know that a small child can stand on a box of eggs? That the gas produced from mixing baking powder and vinegar will blow up a balloon? That you can roll custard powder into a ball?
Thursday evening was the Salsa event in the everyone who attended had lots of fun being taught to salsa dance by two amazing Cuban ladies and we almost had the local police force join in! In fact, everyone enjoyed it so much that the ladies were asked to come back to give some more lessons on Friday nights!
The Battle of the Bands night on Friday was a HUGE success, in fact it attracted 300-400 young people, the word had got out to near and far, many thanks must go to the organisers, Luke Banham and Sarah Goode!! Do spare a thought for the two slavishly manning the bar that night though, they didn’t even have a moment to sip a drink in 4 hours!!
For the more discerning folk, , with it’s proud history in our village, played in front of about sixty in
For the organising committee Friday was a busy day, erecting marquees and tents of all sizes, putting up signs and bunting, collecting tables, chairs and bales from all over. Needlesstosay, it couldn’t have been done without the invaluable help of our small band of merry helpers, thank you!!
Then the big day arrived, back up the playing field/village hall at 7 o’clock for those early risers, 8 for those not so early risers! Our chairman and carnival overseer, Des Cook, directing all the stallholders and entertainers to their positions on the field, the scene was set for a day to be enjoyed by all. The crowning glory was the weather, dry and sunny for the majority of the time, we couldn’t have ordered better! The small but vocal carnival procession arrived at the field at 11.30, the newly formed Cawston Wanderers Football Team won the best float of the day, Cawston Eco School 2nd and Cawston Cubs 3rd but thank you to all who made the effort to join in! The carnival day attracted at least 1000 people.
The last event of the Carnival, the Celeidh, held in the Big Top on the playing field, was again a great success, with around 80 people in attendance, dancing the night away! Good fun even for committee members who were past their best by then.
The committee would like to hear parishioners’ thoughts and ideas about the week, it’s our carnival, for us, if we, Cawston Parish, would like to make it a regular event, let’s arrange what we want so WE can enjoy OUR Carnival!! But WE have to make it happen,
WE have to make the effort as a village, WE can’t rely on just a few, let’s continue to celebrate living in CAWSTON and make use of OUR village amenities!
Carnival Reports by Courtesy of the North Norfolk News
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The final total raised was £3386.00 and was distributed to the following:-
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