Colourful characters on parade at Budock Carnival
5:00pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
All manner of colourful characters gathered in Budock on Saturday for the annual village carnival.
This was well supported, with a high standard of fancy dress. Taking the title of best child entrant was Jack with his dog Bruno.
Winning best mixed-age group was Michelle Kevern with children from the village, including Casey, Finley, Reece, Lily and Rhianon dressed as fire fighters, while the bingo ladies – a large majority of which came from the Moses family – won best adult group.
Tracey Nun, treasurer of the Budock Carnival Committee, said: “We’re really happy with how it went, especially in view of the fact we just managed to sneak in at the end of the evening and the rain held off. We were really, really lucky with the weather .”
St Keverne Band led a parade from the playing field through the village, ending up at the Trelowarren Arms where there was a barbecue and a disco, as well as the drawing of the carnival raffle.
The carnival was at the end of a week of events, which included a pasty making competition judged at the pub.
This was won by Tracy Sewell in the traditional pasty class and by Jack and Ashleigh in the novelty filling category for their pizza style pasty. An extra heavy cake class was won by Sue Micklewright.
Other activities included a bingo evening, a euchre challenge – with Nicky Holdroff and his son winning Sue Mowbray Cup – and a quiz night last Friday. Poor weather forced the cancellation of the planned family fun day at the start of the week, but the committee has promised that this will still take place when the weather improves.
The week is estimated to have made £400, from which the expenses for next year’s carnival will be taken out, with the rest going towards holding a children’s Christmas party in the village.