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 village hall, 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 didnít even have a moment to sip a
drink in 4 hours!!
For the more discerning folk,
Cawston Band, with itís proud history in our village, played in front of
about sixty in
St Agnes church.
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 couldnít 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 oíclock 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 couldnít have ordered better! The small but vocal carnival
procession arrived at the field at 11.30, the newly formed Cawston
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 parishionersí thoughts and ideas about the
week, itís our carnival, for us, if we, Cawston Parish, would like to make
it a regular event, letís 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 canít rely on just a few, letís continue to celebrate living in
CAWSTON and make use of OUR village amenities!