FROM OTLEY CARNIVAL
24 July 2013
ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS ON ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR
Even though the weather threatened to spoil the
Carnival it was unable to do so and in spite of a short blast of rain
and hail as it set off the parade continued in high spirits and most
of the spectators followed into a very busy field. The size of the
parade was as good as the previous year so the 30th anniversary
celebrations were as lively as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and was
just as enjoyable.
This year’s retiring chairperson, Geoff Wright
congratulated everyone on their splendid efforts and handed over the
Job to Wendy Corden, who will have the pleasure for the next 2 years
with the added bonus of the Tour de France 2 weeks after next year’s
carnival parade not to mention the world cup from Brazil!
Ann Steval, the treasurer, reported on another
successful financial year with the year’s total income covering all
the costs leaving the committee still able to pass on £2,400 to the
Beneficiaries – Otley Brass and The Parish Church Scouts and Guides
The Treasurer expressed her thanks to the members
of the committee, the beneficiaries, local Councillors and many other
supporters for their contributions in terms of both time and cash.
Local organisations wishing to become beneficiaries in 2014 can obtain
details and application forms from the library.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The President next year will be Coun Nigel Gill.
The list of nominees for all the tasks next year were circulated and
The presentations were made by the Town Mayor, Coun
Pam Gill and the Carnival Queen, and
The attached photo shows the Town Mayor having presented the shield
to the Collector with the most money in a bucket to John Macdonald and
the Carnival Queen Katelyn May presenting the shield for the most
money collected in a tin to Liz Heffer and far Right representing
Westgate Primary School who won the vote for the People’s Choice of
the best float in the parade is Cathy Macdonald holding the Keith
Wilkinson Memorials shield. Lottie Swale, Crown Bearer, and attendants
Angel Potter are at the front.
For further information contact Geoff Wright on
01943-465179 or Ann Steval on 01943 466995.