The winners of the various classes in the Carnival Procession yesterday were:
Section A - Schools:
!st - Pulford VA Lower School
Section B - Open
1st - Friends Within (Mencap)
2nd - The Wheatsheaf
3rd - Brooklands Residents Association
Section C - Walking
1st - Doreen's School of Dancing
2nd - Shooting Stars
3rd= - Dogs for Good and 1st Linslade Beavers
Section D - Children's
1st - 5th & 7th Leighton Buzzard Rainbows
2nd - Linslade District Guides
Doreen Rolls Memorial Shield for Enthusiasm - Friends Within (Mencap)
Peter Lymbery Memorial Shield for Best Entry in Procession - Pulford VA Lower School.
Photos to follow.
The procession entries will be judged by an independent panel of four judges - the Town Mayor Cllr Bowater, Rotary President Andrew White, former Town Crier and Honorary Burgess Peter Hailes and proprietor of Constantines Salon (sponsor of the Carnival Court) Julien Constantine. Their decision is final, as in the procession rules.
Their brief is:
Each procession entry should have a card indicating their entry number. These will match the judging sheets that will be provided.
Judges are asked to give each entrant marks, up to 10, for presentation and also for enthusiasm, so the maximum each judge can give each entrant is 20. There will also be a question asking if the entry is in line with the theme of Music Through the Ages. If they are not, still judge them as normal and the score will be adjusted later.
Entries will be judged whilst they are in Mentmore Road, in a static situation. This may make the judging of walking groups more difficult. Because if this, we will try to find a location on the route where Judges can have another look at the entries and review their scores if they want to.
Once the procession arrives at Parsons Close, the Judge's sheets are handed in to a Committee Officer who totals the scores to determine the winners of each section, the entry with the highest score for enthusiasm and the entry with the highest overall score. The winners are announced in the arena at 15.45 when the presentations are made. The individual scores are not announced.
A copy of the judging sheet issued to the judges is shown below.
The Carnival Court for 2019 has been selected. At the selection disco held at the Royal British Legion Club Princess Maya (L), Senior Princess Maisie (C) and Princess Thea (R) were chosen.
Judges Elliot Weedon (PCSO), Yasmin Edgeworth (Newport Pagnell Carnival Queen), Emma James (2009 Carnival Princess) and Tracey Quinn (TACTIC Centre) had a difficult job deciding who was to be in the 2019 Court.
The Princesses were given their sashes and tiaras by Yasmin. They each had a balloon donated by Perfect Parties, a bouquet from EGP Printers and a goodie bag with a selection of gifts. They will be on the lead float in the Carnival procession on 13th July.
The disco was hosted by Strawberry Fieldz and we would like to thank them and the RBL Club for the use of the Club again.
Carnival was selected to be one of the nominated groups for support from the Bags of Help funding during November and December. We have been advised that we are to receive £1000 from the scheme.
This is to be used to secure storage accomodation for our Carnival equipment. We have some bulky items - including our arena fencing - and need to store them safely. We also were hoping to update our signage, but may need to seek additional funding for this.
For these type of purchases we try to avoid using Carnival profits, these are raised to support local groups. We look for sponsorship or donations for our equipment..
At the Carnival Presentation Night, cheques were presented representing a distribution of nearly £6000 profit from Carnival 2018
1st Bedfordshire Inclusive Guiding Unit, 1st Leighton Buzzard Brownies, 1st Leighton Buzzard Girls Brigade, 1st Leighton Buzzard Guides, 1st Linslade Rainbows, 7th Leighton Buzzard Rainbows, Air Cadets, Appledown Rescue & Rehoming Kennels, Breast Cancer Care, Buzzer, Dogs for Good, Doreen's School of Dance, Friends of Leighton-Linslade in Bloom, Glee Club, Heath and Reach Scout Group, Hospice at Home Volunteers, Epilepsy Society on behalf of Jazzercise, L&D Hospital Radio, Leighton Buzzard Children's Centre, Leighton Buzzard Day Centre, Leighton Buzzard Fire Cadets, Leighton Buzzard MS Society, Leighton Linslade Music Centre Trust, Linslade District Girl Guides, Linslade Obedience & Ringcraft Club, RNLI LB Branch, Rotary Club "Yes we can" program, Scoil Rince Realta, Shooting Stars, Spectrum Community Arts, SwingdanceMK, Tenacity Dance.
Thanks to all who attended, and to the Royal British Legion Club for their hospitality.
Carnival is a Supporter of Greensand Country
Ukie-Toones performing at Carnival 2019
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