Saving the Planet at Lymington's 2019 Carnival!
Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival procession with its important message
Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 21 July 2019! The theme for this year's procession was inspiringly 'Saving The Planet' and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. As ever, the procession was colourful and full of smiles and laughter. And it was clear to see that many of the participants had spent a lot of time considering their outfits and floats.
The event’s main sponsors Colten Care decided on the theme and put on a fantastic display for their part of the procession - complete with thought-provoking chicken wire fish filled with plastic bottles. Event organisers Lions Club of Lymington & Brockenhurst said they were impressed with how the various community groups, businesses and organisations set about putting their own spin on it. With the green theme in mind, the Lions Club also ‘recycled’ 11 carnival queens from previous years, including the deputy carnival queen from 1946.
Lions club member Ian Duncan said: “We were really pleased with both the number of entrants and the crowds who lined the street and watched the parade. It does cost a lot of money to put the carnival on so a big thank you has to go to Colten Care, Lymington and Pennington Town Council and Hampshire County Council. Without their support the event would not be possible. The street collection raised £2,679.”
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Lymington Carnival 2019
Photo credit: Steve Elson and Colten Care