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Hertford Carnival at the Castle - Sunday 19th June

Posted on 31/05/2016

The Rotary Club of Hertford, in partnership with Hertford Town Council, are organising Carnival at the Castle on Sunday 19th June from 12:00 – 17:00.

The public are invited to this FREE event, to be held in the castle grounds. Its purpose is to provide a fun afternoon for families and to raise money for charities. You may wish to make a donation on entry. The chosen charities are Isabel Hospice and Shelter Box.

There are sixty exhibition stalls offering ice cream to face painting, beekeeping to homemade merchandise, hot food, bouncy castle and electric cars.

Parents are encouraged to bring children in ‘carnival’ themed fancy dress to the event. The annual fancy dress competition will be led by The Mayor of Hertford and will begin with a parade round the grounds at 13.00. The Mayor and judges will be looking for children best dressed in colourful clothing, masks and flamboyant outfits including feathers, flowers and fancy dress costumes.

The events programme for the afternoon is as follows: 

12.15-12.30: Everyone Active Zumba Dancing
12.30-12.50: The Little Performers Street Dancers, St Andrews School
12.50-13.00: Children to assemble for the Children’s Fancy Dress Parade by the main arena
13.00-13.20: The Mayor of Hertford will lead the Parade around the Castle Grounds
13.20-13.40: The Mayor’s Welcome Speech followed by the Fancy Dress Competition Judging & Prize Giving
13.40-14.15: TOP HAT Stage School with songs from the shows
14.15-14.35: Scottish Country Dancing by South East Scottish Country Dance Society
14.35-15.15: The Fusion Choir
15.15-15.35: The Graham Moss Big Band
15.35-16.00: TOP HAT Stage School with music
16.00-17.00: THE SHAMBLES, Rock band from Sele School 

In addition to the outside activity, Hertford Castle will be open to the public free of charge.

The President of Rotary Club of Hertford, said: “Our club are proud to be joining with Hertford Town Council to once again stage an event for the people of Hertford and surrounding areas. We have a large variety of stalls and an excellent blend of music and entertainment and we hope that we get a large turnout in order to make this event as successful previous years, if not even more successful. We must thank our sponsors, Abel of Hertford, Barclays, Longmores, Network Homes and V & S Scaffolding, without whom we would have great difficulty in getting the event off the ground. I would ask the people of Hertford to recognise their generosity.”

Hertford Town Council by Hertford Town Council

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