On June 24th, the Vale of Evesham Round Table will play a major part in bringing their local community together at the annual Evesham Carnival.
The first Evesham carnival was held back in 1928 to help fund the construction of a hospital in the town and the Vale of Evesham Table have been in control of the event since 1965. Every year the streets of the town are lined with crowds of people cheering on the decorated floats, marching bands and parade participants.
The theme for this year’s renewal is ‘Driving through the Decades’ celebrating music and fashion from the 1940’s running to the present day. The Table are expecting this year’s carnival to be one of the biggest to date. Tim Groves, a member of the Table said: “We already have 20 floats and over 150 walking participants confirmed, who will dance, sing and entertain the crowds along the route. Led by a carriage carrying the Annual Carnival Queen, the floats will include local schools, clubs, charities and businesses. Everyone in the community gets involved”.
The procession around the river side town starts and finishes at the picturesque Crown Meadow. Here the crowds will sample the rest of the day’s festivities with live music, a food festival and fairground rides. There will be awards for the best floats, judged by the town Mayor and very own Round Table Chairman and for children a drawing competition with the theme of ‘Evesham Town’.
The whole event is a fitting example of Round Table being at the heart of the local community and creates a fantastic day for all. To find out more go to eveshamcarnival.uk or www.facebook.com/eveshamcarnival
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