Castle Cary Children's Carnival was the cat's whiskers
SUNSHINE brought out hundreds of people to Castle Cary's annual Children's Carnival on Saturday and organisers have hailed the event a success.
The collection taken from spectators is expected to total about £300, which will help maintain next year's Cary carnivals and support local deserving causes.
Carnival Society committee member Paul Hansford said: "We certainly got lucky with the weather. And although last year's carnival set new standards, this year's lived up to those in all respects: we had another high turnout, with excellent costumes, props and inventive routines in the procession."
The awards for Most Entertaining Entry and Best Entrant Overall went to Castle Cary Primary School for their Egyptian Adventure entry, which included a complicated dance routine.
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The award for Best Props went to the 1st Castle Cary Cub Scouts, Bradley Edwards's alien costume won the award for Most Original Entry and Isla Briody took the Chairman's Choice prize for her Little Miss Christmas costume.
Castle Cary's Illuminated Carnival takes place on Saturday, October 12, with all the usual major club entries already confirmed.
Road closures will be in place from 7pm until about 11pm around approaches to the town and, for the first time this year, on all streets along the procession route.
Details of the new closures are available in the Carnival Society's Programme and on its website www.castlecary-carnival.org.uk.
For more, see Social Life on page 18.