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Issue 325 – Support the Carnival fun day & help raise much needed funds

CARNIVAL might be a little way off yet but people in Frome are invited to taste the festivities with the Fun Day in the Park on Saturday 28th May, from 12pm-5pm.

It is one of many events that Frome Carnival Committee is organising in the run up to this year’s carnival, to allow them to raise the funds necessary to put on the event.
The fun day on 28th May at Victoria Park, promises fun for the whole family with stalls, ring attractions, entertainment and much more throughout the afternoon. It will also be the start of the scarecrow trail, which proved to be very popular last year, which will run until 4th June, with entry forms available at the Fun Day. (If you would like to display a scarecrow contact Ali on 831743 or June on 461625).
The dates for other events have also been set, with an evening of entertainment at the Cricket Club on 11th June from 8pm.
On 11th June the Junior Queen and Carnival Gran choosing ceremony will take place at the Memorial Theatre at 1pm, while the Adult Queen and Miss Teenager ceremony will take place on 24th June at Frome Town Football Club.
The Carnival committee hope that the people of Frome will once again make the most of these events, which are necessary to raise the funds required to stage the Carnival without any grant funding whatsoever. The Carnival itself, after a day of spectacular entertainment, then distributes the money raised on the day back out to the community.
June Barnes, chair of Frome Carnival Committee explained, “All the events are put on so we can keep the Carnival alive in Frome and we’d like people to support them. We’re looking for more events and for fundraisers and sponsors all the time!
“We haven’t got a date yet but we’re hoping to have one day allocated to supporting Frome Carnival – we shall be hoping that firms and shops will have a bucket or tin on that day and that people will donate a pound or more to support the Carnival.
“It’s been going on for 100 years or so now, we’ve put a lot back into Frome. It’s good entertainment, encourages skills and talents and at the end, the money raised is ploughed back into Frome.”

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