OTLEY CARNIVAL

SATURDAY, 15th JUNE 2013

30th Anniversary

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NEWS 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!

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

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 Friends Association.

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 agreed.

 

PRESENTATIONS

The presentations were made by the Town Mayor, Coun Pam Gill and the Carnival Queen, and her attendants.

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.

ENDS

For further information contact Geoff Wright on 01943-465179 or Ann Steval on 01943 466995.

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