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PICTURES: Colourful characters at South Molton carnival

PUBLISHED: 14:42 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 26 September 2017

Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery

Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery

Simon Ellery

Town puts on a party in aid of local good causes.

Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery

South Molton let its hair down with a colourful carnival yesterday (Saturday).

The procession featured a host of community groups and businesses, including local firefighters, scouts and youngsters from South Molton Football Club.

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Mayor Christine Lock was also part of the parade, led by carnival queen Summer Warren.

Summer was crowned in the Pannier Market earlier in the day, attended by princess Faith Symonds and pageboy Cameron Hosker.

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The annual event is held by South Molton Rotary Club to raise funds for local causes.

Rotarian Peter Hardwick said there were more than 30 individual entries in the procession,

Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery Fun at South Molton Carnival 2017. Picture: Simon Ellery

“It must have been one of the warmest evenings for weeks, and what a carnival it turned out to be,” he said.

“It was one of the largest number of participants for many a year, well done South Molton.

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“On behalf of South Molton Rotary Club, I’d like to thank all those people who supported this event in so many ways to deliver such a successful community event for everyone.

Thank you to all our sponsors who supported us either financially or in kind. And to all those people, young and old, who participated in the procession – the imagination, creativity and humour displayed was exceptional.

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“Thanks also to all those who came into town to watch the procession, make donations and generally take advantage of all the additional attractions available.

“And thank you to Mervyn Way of Way Transport/Fuels for the provision of so many vehicles, and our royal family – Summer, Faith and Cameron – for their impeccable performance throughout the day.

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“Although the carnival is organised by South Molton Rotary Club, we regard this event as belonging to the residents of South Molton and we welcome the assistance of anyone who wishes to participate in the organisation and management of the event.”

For the full results, scroll to the bottom of this page.

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RESULTS: South Molton Carnival 2017

1 – Walking with animals: 1, Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

2 – Fancy dress group: 1, Queen of The Desert; 2, Down on The Farm; 3, The A Team, SM Junior Rugby.

3 – Decorated wheelbarrow, bicycle, mobility scooter or wheelchair: 1, Swinging Sixties, Eastleigh Care Home; 2, Mario Carts; 3, Tarka Treasures, Tarka Tots Nursery.

4 – Children’s tableux/float: 1, Trolls, Kiddiwinks Nursery; 2, SM Scout Group; 3, Olde English Fayre.

5 – Adult tableax: 1, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

6 – Decorated trade: 1, Exmoor Search and Rescue.

7 – Classic/vintage vehicles: 1, Oliver; 2, SM Vintage Rally Club.

Best musical entry – Down on the Farm, South Molton Community Primary School.

Most Amusing Entry – Junior Sing Contracting.

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