Town’s 80th carnival will have day and evening celebrations
FAMILY fun and smiles will continue for years to come as Kenilworth Carnival has been saved and has a fresh new look.
Although the carnival committee has been put under immense pressure this year due to financial concerns, many businesses and members of the community have stepped up and become sponsors of the event.
On Saturday July 7, 19 floats will assemble in Brays car park at Kenilworth Castle at 11am, with the prizegiving ceremony at 12.20pm, and the procession at 1pm.
The entertainment in Abbey Fields will then begin at 2pm and will include The Crew, Best Foot Forward and Tommy Connelly’s Irish Dancers. There will also be the Carnival Grand Prize Draw, stalls, a pig roast and Wilsons Funfair, which will be running in the fields from Thursday July 5 to Saturday July 7.
Then from around 8pm on carnival day, The Kenilworth Centre will bring together some of the town’s top bands and vocalists in an open air rock concert and firework finale, organised by Wilson’s Funfair to celebrate its 60 years at the carnival.
Anne Brough, carnival chairman, said: “We wanted to have a new image for this year so Jam Creative Marketing helped us do this with our programme which costs 50p and is available at Kenilworth library.
“We also secured three main sponsors this year with Leisure Concepts, Bob Wilson’s Funfair and Peugeot, as well as other sponsors such as C J Events Warwickshire who are carrying out the event’s traffic management.”
Mrs Brough, nee Meaton, who was Carnival Queen in 1989, also has her own sponsor in the programme along with four other Queens including Marilyn Rofe, Wendy Watts, Faye Reeder and Caroline Rixon.
Most of the primary schools in Kenilworth are also supporting the carnival this year by raising funds through a non-uniform day on Friday July 6.
Last year the community event raised £4,000 for The Waverley Day Centre, but with all the support this year the committee hopes to raise more money for charity than ever before.
Stalls are still available at the carnival and more walkers are required.
To book a stall, become a walker or help with the carnival call 777103.
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