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Crazy costumes at Helston Carnival: PICTURES
5:00pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
THIS year’s Helston Harvest Fair received a royal seal of approval as the event’s new carnival King and Queen Float joined in the fun at the weekend.
The early morning rain cleared as people lined the streets to cheer on the carnival procession, led by the town’s band and the deputy mayor Mike Thomas and his wife in a vintage car.
Emma Wooderson, who helped organise the carnival, said: “This year’s carnival was bigger and better than last year, with four more floats taking part, including a new one for the carnival king and queen who were chosen at a coronation event earlier this year.
“There was a real community feeling with lots of volunteers helping out to ensure the carnival went ahead and feedback has been very good.”
Other floats included one with ‘recycling super humans’ showcasing the positive ways people can play their part in taking care of the planet, with one woman swathed in a costume made of plastic bags and another wearing a dress made from old Yellow Pages.
ACT1, a children’s theatre group from Epworth Hall, Helston’s community-centred arts, entertainment and conference building, bedazzled the crowd with a showcase of its most recent production, Beauty and the Beast, while the Helston Theatrical Company donned outfits from its forthcoming pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Two pubs went head-to-head in the float competition, with Helston’s Blue Anchor pipping Pothleven’s Out of the Blue to the top spot as it won the carnival’s best overall float category.
Emma added: “I want to say a big thank you to the football club for providing the space for the floats to set up and for helping with car parking.
“We now hope to build on this year’s success and anyone who would like to take part next year can email me at email@example.com for more details.”
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