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Final preparations being made for Stourport Carnival
7:20am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
FINAL preparations are being made for this weekend’s Stourport Carnival.
Two river parades and a land parade make up the annual event which will take place on Saturday.
Organisers hope to raise more than the £5,000 collected at last year’s event for Stourport charities.
The land parade will set off from Areley Kings Village Hall at 12.30pm and will make its way through the town to the riverside carnival field.
The queen’s court will be transported on a decorated float to the field where their crowning will take place at 3pm.
Trainee nurse Kellie Homer, 22, of Stourport, will wear the crown. She will also represent the town at events throughout the year.
This year’s princess is Aeron Holmes, 14, of Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre and the rosebud is Isobel Guise, eight, who goes to Burlish Park Primary School.
There will be entertainment, refreshments, rides and bouncy castles at the carnival field and two opportunities for carnival-goers to enjoy the river parade, the first at 4pm and then illuminated at 9pm.
A spectacular fireworks display will take place from 9.30pm but organisers stress that all times are approximate.
Carnival committee chairman Pete Roberts said: “Everybody is looking forward to it, everybody has worked hard all year.
“We’re already planning for next year and have started saving for our 100 year anniversary.”
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