Once upon a time in a land (not so) far away…

A committee of 15 volunteers spent cold, dark winter nights plotting, planning and perfecting an array of magical entertainment to wake the sleepy town of Newport Pagnell out of its slumber, on one hot sunny weekend in July (04th and 05th in case you needed reminding!) The committee is now searching far and wide for its knights (or knightesses) in shining armour, to help 2015’s Carnival Parade be the fairest of them all!

The Parade is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the Carnival, fundraise, promote and have one hell of a great time. But don’t take just our word for it:

This will be my fourth Carnival! The party starts way before we launch ourselves onto our unsuspecting public! It’s IMG_0791community spirit at its finest. Colour, glamour, music, dancing and a good dose of water pistol soakings ensure that everyone leaves with a day to remember! I’ve made more friends, linked to other professional organisations and above all raised much-needed cash to support our chosen charities. One year, I even got a sun tan! What more can you ask for? Newport Pagnell Carnival cannot be missed!” Sarah Carthy on the fun she’s had in the Parade with Zumba Fitness MK.

In case you hadn’t guessed, this year’s theme is ’50 Bedtime Stories’, which is a good job because you are all going to be very tired following the jam-packed Carnival Weekend. All Parade entries are judged, so in addition to helping your cause you could also be taking home a trophy from most inventive transport to best walking fancy dress!

This year we are aiming to achieve an incredible 50 entries to celebrate the 50th year of Newport Pagnell’s Youth Club. The Parade attracts a huge crowd so it really is a fantastic way to be seen, to be heard and to interact with a lot of people – whether that be for charity, business or even pure vanity reasons (hey we’re not judging!)

So be quick and download your entry form here (because if you snooze you lose*) and help the town live happily ever after!

The end…until next time,

The Carnival Committee

*If your entry makes others snooze during the parade you might just win ‘best overall interpretation of the theme’! But be sure to not make anyone fall asleep for too long because we’ve got lots planned for everyone on Riverside Meadow afterwards..!

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