Village gears up for all the carnival fun
10:42am Thursday 7th June 2012 in By Matthew Edwards, Sports reporter
Purton Carnival organisers are gearing up for another exciting show with events to please all the family.
The carnival, which has been going for more than 40 years, has become an integral part of the summer in the village and is well supported by the whole community.
This year’s event will run between June 15 and June 24.
A coffee morning in the High Street will start this year’s festivities and there will be a talent show in the village hall later the same day.
Other highlights are the run round the houses race and the carnival queen competition, as well as a carnival lunch at Silver Threads Hall on June 22.
The final weekend of the carnival will see the High Street closed between 1pm and 3pm on June 23 for the carnival procession and fete.
The event will be brought to an end onJune 24, with a golf competition at Bagbury Lane Golf Course.
Kevin Law, the chairman of Purton carnival committee, said: “The carnival has been going for more than 40 years now and it has been hugely successful.
“All the money that is raised from the carnival goes back into the village.
“We aim to have everything for all the family and it is something that is well supported by everyone in the village.
“We have a lot of events taking place over the carnivaland plenty of events to help support the local pubs, which is always important.
“It is when the community really comes together and it is supported by everyone.
“We saw a lot of people come out over the bank holiday weekend to mark the jubilee and are hoping the weather will be nice and people will come out again.”
The events raise money for the Purton Helping Hand, a group which helps to support disabled, elderly, sick, and needy in the village – which includes giving them a £6 voucher at Christmas to spend in the village shops.
A brochure with a full list of events is available from all of the shops in the village.