Halesworth gears up for carnival fun this weekend

Halesworth Lions Carnival parade.Halesworth 2nd Brownie pack. Picture: Nick Butcher

Halesworth Lions Carnival parade.Halesworth 2nd Brownie pack. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Halesworth Lion's grand summer carnival and procession is being held on Sunday.

The past 25 years of established carnival for the Halesworth Lions has been the product of many people's hard work and dedication in providing entertainment for visitors from the local area.

It has always been seen,by the club as a thank you to the people of the Halesworth area to provide a free day of fun.

This year the organising committee was given an 'all clear' to refresh the whole event- and give it a face lift! Spectra Packaging are the most welcome main sponsor

In comes a professional ring programme, with the world's fourth strongest man – the mighty Adrian Smith who is sure to amaze with his feats of strength.


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The fabulous K9 Dancing Dog team will demonstrate what can be achieved with kind, patient training and the trust between human and canine.

Julia and Neil, from N and J Carriages will be introducing their magnificent heavy horses as Julia talks about their origins and uses through the ages. Visitors will be able to meet these gentle giants during the day too.

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Sam and her Applewood Miniature Horses continues on the animal theme – these truly miniature horses wear tutu's to 'trot' their stuff! It has to be seen.

Kicking off the grand ring programme will be The Kuk Sool Won Club – giving their first demonstration in Halesworth in 20 years and they will have a stall to give information and a chance to join in this most successful club. Other attractions include donkey rides, children's entertainment show, bouncy castle and rides.

Stalls selling everything from artisan breads / olive oils from Spain, through to cakes to cheese's and pies will all help to fill any gastronomic gaps.

The carnival opens to the public at 11.30am. The procession with its colourful floats and walker enteries leaves Blyth Road industrial estate at 1pm. The Ipswich Suffolk School of Samba will be marking the beat as the procession winds down London Road and through The Thoroughfare.

Prizes for the entries in the procession have been very kindly donated by Pearce and Kemp, Micropress Printers, Musker McIntyre Estate Agents, Kings Landscaping, Angel Podiatry and Larry Adams Gardening services.

The duck race is the last item on the programme. Rosedale Funeral Homes have sponsored and first prize of £150 cash to the owner of the first duck home.

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