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A Message From The Carnival Team 2012 Carnival Chairlady

Once again the Carnival is here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Carnival Team for their hard work and dedication in this 52nd year. This years event has been fraught with many difficulties. With low gate receipts from last years event , only 3 committee members and 2 advisors put themselves forward to coordinate the Whole Event.

Due to these problems earlier this month we had to make dramatic changes to the event with rising costs of road closures, fencing, security,first aiders, the list is endless!. The

decision was made to cancel the Procession and the bar and bands. This would make a saving of over £3500.00 and the need for 16 volunteers to help marshal the procession. After the announcement was made the committee was inundated with volunteers and donations from people on Save the Stowmarket Carnival Facebook page, Town 102 listeners and from around the town. We even had a young boy from Kesgrave offer his pocket money. After all of this I am pleased to say we now have a procession, a bar and bands for the Saturday and

many of our usual events such as window spotting,arena acts,crafts,and for the Sunday a pet and dog show. Therefore it is with a brave heart that I am hoping that we can also carry the Carnival on into its 53rd year. The Carnival is the biggest fund raising event held in Stowmarket and I think value for money family event, we all look forward to seeing you there as without your support the Carnival will not continue! Denise Hutton ( chair)

Carnival Vice Chair I have always loved the Carnival since I moved to Stowmarket from the age of 6 which is now many years ago and decided last year to join the committee. I am responsible for organising the Craft Marquee and many of you may now know me from our Facebook page! It has been an interesting year with a few ups and downs but the event has now come together. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody

that has rallied round , offered donations and their valuable time over the weekend. We hope you enjoy this years carnival and come out in force to support the Procession and all that we have planned on the recreation ground. We are a very small committee and always looking for new volunteers, so if you think this could be you please get in contact with myself by email claireeaa@aol.com.

Contact Numbers Denise Hutton (Chair) 07887525317 bub1963@hotmail.co.uk

Carnival Commitee Denise Hutton Claire Allard Chris Edger Wendy Brame (Secretary) Vera Waspe (Treasurer) Carole Shaw

Lend a hand We need YOU! If you can help at all over the Carnival Weekend, even if it’s only for an hour, please contact Denise Hutton for the info, 01449 612954

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Events Leading up to the Carnival Weekend Pre event expenses Stalls and Business On The Day Carnival weekend expenses Sponsorship & Grants Donations Remaining monies for donations and 2012 contingency fund Every year any excess profits the carnival makes goes to local charities. Charities can submit requests through the Chairlady but we do ask that all requests are local to the area of Stowmarket and have helped in someway on carnival day or in the run-up to the carnival. In 2011 the following donations were gratefully recorded £60 The Saturday Club £60 St Marys & St Peters Church £415 Dream Flights If your charity would like to be considered for a donation from this year’s profits please write to Stowmarket Carnival Committee, 5 Wolsey Road,


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The foundation of the carnival is one of local charitable donations, and this theme is carried throughout the weekend by the presence of many charities and groups helping to raise awareness of what they can do for you and those in our community. Be it support for children with disabilities, Servicemen injured in the line of duty, animal protection or assistance for our aging population there will be a group for you and some who you never knew existed, as I can testify! Being a new member of the committee this year I have been overwhelmed by the response of these local groups and their willingness to give up their time to show their support in fundraising for these worthy causes. It is also nice to see that not only are the larger charities fundraising for themselves but members of the community going out and making a go of it by themselves, which to me shows real spirit in today’s economic climate, having the motivation to do something for the benefit of others speaks volumes.

As I mentioned earlier I am a new to the committee, having only lived in the town for 2 years I thought I’d throw my cap into the ring, and while I’m not saying it’s easy; it is immensely rewarding, and heart warming to see the commitment that is clearly demonstrated by the rest of the team. I would say to anyone in 2 minds about volunteering that it is neither painful nor time consuming. Finally I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who is taking part this weekend, and to Stowmarket for your kind generosity over the last 51 years of the Carnival, lets make the 52nd something to remember, but if anything you see here has sparked an interest or you would like to be a part of the 53rd Carnival or you know of a under represented charity, please drop me a line to Stowmarket_ carnival@ hotmail.co.uk.

Glow is a new Beauty Salon opened in Stowmarket Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre run by Bonny .We are proud to support The carnival queen & princesses for the Carnival weekend. We shall be tending to their nails and make up for the day of the Carnival. We can be contacted on 07843138599 you can also look at our price list at glowbonnyann@hotmail.co.uk Bonny of modelicsious models also represents modelicisious models for East Anglia and needs models from our local area contact above details .

SaraAnne School Of Dance

Sara-Anne School Of Dance teaches Street/Freestyle & Ballet Dancing from the age of 3, girls & boys both welcome. The school was established in 2009 and is proving to be very successful. Sara-Anne School Of Dance have performed in many places which include Her Majesties Theatre in London, home of Phantom Of The Opera, Britains Got Talent, Ipswich Has Got Talent, Just Dance for Sky Ones TV Show, Stowmarket Carnival,

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Elmswell Fayre, Mendlesham Street Fayre, Battisford Jubilee event, Stowmarkets Diamond Jubilee event & much more. Ultimate Stars 2012 is their next show in December which they are all working very hard towards. Ultimate Stars is a show that will make your adrenaline pump. Sara-Anne School Of Dance would like to Thank Stowmarket Committee for giving them the opportunity to take part and perform in Stowmarket Carnival. Streetz Dance Crew love to support the local town with events and sharing their talent - after all one smile goes a long way.

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We would ask that you dig deep in your pockets along the procession route. There will also be buckets for donations at the central control caravan, so if you miss us along the route there will be an opportunity at the recreation ground to make a contribution.

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Stowmarket. Letters will be considered and agreed in September, and donations are presented at the Christmas Tree Festival in St Marys and St Peters Church in November. The procession bucket donation causes are chosen by the Carnival Queen


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Stowmarket Rugby Club will once again be running the bar at the Carnival however this year, it will be for the Saturday only. We are also responsible for the band line up and are pleased to say that Stowmarket’s finest ‘Regency Gentlemen’ will be opening the show for us at 6.30pm followed by another great band, Ska’d for Life.

All funds that are raised at the carnival by the Rugby Club are put back into the Club’s Youth Section which is growing year by year and now have a youth membership totalling 250. For more information regarding the Bar at the carnival or the facilities available at Stowmarket Rugby Club, please contact Suzanne Allen on 07765699610.

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Dozens of businesses and shops in Stowmarket are taking part in this year’s carnival competition. Entrants simply have to keep their eyes wide open and scour the town to find the shops and businesses (which have spot numbers in their windows) and then find the item on display which they do not normally sell. For example, if you walk past a shoe shop and spot a lump of cheese in their window, you should find their spot number and write the details on your entry forms which will be available from spot entry shops. Please note: Dead flies do not count as the mystery item!!

Stowmarket spoke out and fought to keep their procession running. Town FM got behind the campaign and soon we had offers of help and financial donations from Hudson Signs, A Mystery Man, and GPS Telecoms, which has meant the signage and trophies could be purchased. Once again the Carnival Committee 2012 would like to thank those who made a donation, without your

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When you have filled in your entry form, please post it through the door of Carphone Warehouse. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and while you’re looking at the windows please nominate the bestdressed, as they will also win a trophy for their efforts. Please note too that this year’s competition will be running for two weeks, so there are no excuses for not entering such as bad weather! Everyone can join in so why not take part as a family? You’re bound to find that elusive item between you so it’s ‘noses to the windows’ and remember, it’s not always about winning, it’s about taking part. Best of luck everyone and have loads of fun! Jean Squires ,Beth & Hayley Thomas

help the procession would not have gone ahead. With the wheels back in motion and the theme of the Olympics are coming, this year promises to be an Olympic Year. We are pleased to announce the following Groups are involved: Chilton Community Primary School,Town FM, The Black Ice Display Team, Riverside Entertainment, Sara Anne School of Dance, The Walnut Tree, URC playgroup, The Fire Brigade,Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Just Learning Nursery, The East Anglian Bockers, Gipping Valley Sports Partnership, CRS Limousines, The Boys Brigade, Honey Combs Nursery, The Ball Room Experience, Felixstowe Carnival Court, The Meadlands, Heart FM and Barnards.

The procession leaves from ICI/PPG Carpark at 12.30pm to arrive at the recreation ground at 2pm.

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We would like to thank all the groups for the many hours of time they take to arrange the vehicles, make costumes and all pull together to make the procession such a special event. Without your participation there would be no procession and we know that come rain or shine the people of Stowmarket will turn out in their hundreds to watch as the floats pass through. Even with the rain last year there were smiles all round, so this year lets make more noise, have more waves and bigger smiles as the floats pass through. Be proud of your procession and Thank you once again for your support.

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Bands - Saturday from 6pm Regency Gentlemen.

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Regency Gentlemen is a popular Stowmarket-based five-piece rock and indie covers band who play festivals, parties, weddings and pubs throughout Suffolk. The band play only recognisable hits from the past through to the present from the likes of Lynard Skynard, Thin Lizzy, Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs. So come and join them at Stowmarket Carnival as they’re guaranteed to have you jumping around and singing along!

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We’re located in Stowmarket just a short walk up Bury Street at No.25. M&P are delighted to support Stowmarket Carnival this year and have donated the Carnival Queens beautiful Sparkling Silver 6” High Platform Heel shoes. Open just one year, Milla & Paul have quickly established themselves in Stowmarket with fast growing following of local Suffolk residents attracted by the bargain prices and huge range of Mens & Womens fashion. A new range of Childrens and Work Safety footwear has recently been added to create an even greater choice. Best of all you can view the entire detailed catalogue (which is added to every day!) on line at www.mpfashionshop. co.uk and then visit the store to “try before you buy”.

The 7-piece ska / reggae juggernaut that is Ska’d4Life formed in 2009 from 7 Musicians who all shared a passion for the energy, power and rhythms of ska music. The band’s reproduction of the authentic upbeat sound and attitude of the music creates an atmosphere of excitement and energy to liven up any venue and ensure that your feet will not be able to stand still. Ska’d4Life’s repertoire features music from artists such as Madness, The Specials and The Beat, transporting you back to the two-tone era. They also put their own spin on the authentic reggae sounds of Bob So if it’s a pair of luxury Jimmy Choo’s, a Marley, Prince Buster, Toots and the Maytals as well as other bargain “Lipsy” summer dress or some steel toe “Rigger” Boots M&P Fashion Shop has it all. (reggae) favourites.


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Crafts & Trades Saturday 14th July 2012 Craft & Trades Saturday 14th July.

My name is Claire and have lived in Stowmarket since the age of five, I have 2 part-time jobs and also volunteer on the carnival committee! One of my highlights as a child was to visit the craft marquee at the carnival, so now I

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This last run of Carnivals started in 1961, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second visited Stowmarket, and the Carnival darts started the next year . The late Fred Sergeant gave a cup as a perpetual trophy . He was a County Councillor & President of the Stowmarket & District Dart League. Two or three years later Ladies started to entire & so a small prize was given to the lady that got the furthest. A lady has never won but I expect if it continues one day one will. In the early years there have been as many as 96 entries when it was held at the Suffolk Lawn Mowers Social Club.. It then moved to the I.C.I

find myself organising it for the second year running. Last year we saw a huge response to the advertising and had a full marquee, I would like to thank all of you that turned out in the pouring rain to come and support us, I have had my fingers crossed for better weather this year. This year we have advertised widely and the response has been overwhelming again even though there are so many other events on this year. The crafters range from selling jewelry, cards,baby clothes, shabby chic furniture and even someone doing photography !

It is an ideal opportunity for local crafters and businesses to promote their wares and trade, so I hope you will take some time out and pop along to see and support our crafters inside and outside the marquee, there is sure to be something for everybody. We look forward to seeing you there.

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If you are interested in taking part in next years carnival marquee then please get in contact with me claireeaa@aol.com. or join our facebook page to keep up to date with all the years activities and events. Claire Allard-Austin

canteen and now Stowmarket Football Club, where it has been for the last fifteen years. As the entries dwindled there has been a “blind” doubles competition to make a night of darts (where partners were drawn) In 1977 on the Queens Silver Jubilee, “Under 21years” “Ladies” & “mixed Doubles” competitions were added. Many years ago it was decided to hold the competition in the marquee on the Recreation Ground . The floor moved as it was walked on!! It was never held like that again. When the competition started an average score of 45 would see you win most matches, now it is 100. Darts has improved greatly!

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As you may or may not know this year has been very testing for the Stowmarket Carnival committee. This year saw the demise in volunteers to the committee due to ill health and varying other factors to the point that there were only 3 members, 2 very valuable consultants and our long standing treasurer. We are all voluntary and do this around our jobs and day to day lives. Last year saw terrible weather that really did rain on our parade! Although some people were brave enough to watch the procession and come onto the Recreation Ground footfall was dramatically less than in previous years, the gate money we receive is primarily used as a basis to fund next years event. We have also had to take into account the ever rising costs of putting on such a large event over a 3 day period. We as a committee had to take the very hard but essential decision to scale back our events, which meant cancelling the Procession amongst other things. The procession as we know is a much loved favorite by all but without the money to pay for the road closure and lack of volunteers to marshall we would have been unable to go ahead. However, since the announcement was made in June we could not believe the response we received. The people of Stowmarket, surrounding villages and Town FM came out in force to show their support by offering help even managing to raise the money through donations to ensure that the Procession went ahead. We thank you so much for this. Zoe Lynch took on the task of arranging and organising the procession and we would like to take the time to thank her for all her hard work.. We do however desperately need more members to join the committee for 2013, without your valuable help and support our tradition of a fantastic family carnival may well be endangered. Please, if can you spare your time, contact any committee member, visit our web page www. stowmarketcarnival.co.uk or our facebook page “Stowmarket Carnival”. The committee thanks each and every one of you and look forward to seeing you at your 52nd Stowmarket Carnival.

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The following extract is taken from the terms and conditions of entry that apply to the carnival event , including the whole of the recreation ground, for the 14th and 15th July 2012. A full copy of the terms and conditions are available on the Stowmarket carnival website at www.stowmarketcarnival.co.uk Stowmarket Carnival Committee has a zero tolerance policy on under age drinking, and on the consumption of alcohol outside of the controlled area in and around the bar, during the event. Accordingly, alcohol may NOT be taken into the event. Any persons found possessing alcohol, or who appears to be under the influence of alcohol may

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Persons found possessing alcohol who are over 18 will be given the option to surrender their alcohol to the SIA licensed guards who will dispose of the alcohol accordingly. They may then remain in the event should they so wish, providing they meet the other terms and conditions of entry detailed herein. There will NOT be an option to reclaim any alcohol surrendered at a later time.

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Persons found possessing alcohol under 18, or those who cannot prove their age if requested to do so, will have their alcohol taken from them by SIA licensed guards who will dispose of the alcohol accordingly. They may then remain in the event should they so wish, providing they meet the other terms and conditions of entry detailed herein There will NOT be an option to reclaim any alcohol taken a later time.

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In keeping with the Carnival theme, we have some dancers from The Ballroom Experience Co - Suffolk’s answer to “Strictly Come Dancing” - demonstrating the salsa. The company runs salsa classes, open to all, in Haughley on Wednesdays and the Riverside Club on Thursdays. In the arena they will be showing a typical warmup routine followed by a choreographed routine then a period of freestyle dancing.

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Saturday Events & Timings Procession leaves PPG 12:30pm

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Team M.A.D Mountainbike Aerial display 2.50pm Black Ice Display Team 3.10pm Presantation of prizes & trophies by our Carnival queen & Princesses 3.20pm Ballroom Experiance Salsa Team 3.40 pm Stowmarket Concert band

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(Brass the Baton) 4pm Vander Space Wheel 4.20pm Sarah-Anne school of Dance 4.40pm Team M.A.D Mountainbike Aerial Display

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When parking, please check the route and if you live along it please consider “do I need to park on the road?” to help the parade pass through unhindered. Places like Combs Ford near the Esso garage are a bit tight for the larger floats. Many carnival teams on floats will disembark in Recreation Road so space there will be at a premium too. Finally, thank you all for your consideration and we all wish Stowmarket a great, fun and happy 2012 Carnival.


Monday 9th July Pool tournaments riverside Contact Riverside 01449 675571 Tuesday 10th July Pop quiz at Riveride 8pm Start £1.00 per person max of 6 people organised by Rob Linnett

Also Tuesday 10th July Carnival Darts Stowmarket Football club 8pm start

Stowmarkets Carnival Queen and princesses are an important part of the long tradition of Stowmarket Carnival. Over 50 Years there has always been a Queen and Princesses, one year a Carnival prince was elected!

The carnival procession is an exciting start to a fantastic weekend, and usually consists of a variety of different displays ranging from colourful floats, classic vehicles, marching bands and dance groups.

The carnival court reign for a whole year, and during this time represent the town in a variety of different ways. Our Queen this year has already been involved in the grand opening of Winchesters wine bar in the Fox yard (along with our town mayor Anne Whybrow) and the Queen along with the Princesses also attended the opening of Glow, a new beauty salon in the Stowmarket lesiure centre. The girls were honoured to be invited to these events, and all three are excited about the Carnival procession, and the year ahead.

Every penny collected in the official carnival procession buckets goes to the charity of our carnival queens choice, which this year is the Stroke Association Stowmarket Support Group. So please give generously!

Open Singles (men & women) £3..00 Open under 21s Singles £3.00 Ladies singles £3.00 Mixed doubles £4.00 Entries 7.45pm on the night Free entry to last years winners (in same competition)

The carnival committee is entirely supported by volunteers who give up their time all through the year to provide the town with a marvellous opportunity to come together an celebrate the fact Stowmarket is and always will be a friendly and vibrant place to live!

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Carnival Queen and Princesses

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Carnival Queen My name is Rebecca and I’m 23 years old. I have lived in Stowmarket most of my life and have attended 3 local schools. I also did 2 years at West Suffolk College. I have worked in a few shops and pubs in Stowmarket and I currently work in the Asda store in the centre of town. I’m delighted to have been chosen as Carnival Queen for 2012 and look forward to the Carnival and all the other events that will be happening in Stowmarket.’

Organised by Leesa Woollard 01449 678492

Wednesday 11th July

Carnival Princess

Carnival bingo Riverside

Debbie Greeves

8pm start

Thursday 12th July Trivia Quiz Riverside. 8pm start £1.00 per person 6 to a team

A raffle to be held every evening Also attending is our carnival Queen Rebecca Sechrest, & some evenings our Princesses Tisha Pitkin & Debbie Greeves the weekend or would like to lend a hand please let us know.

Cedars The Cedars Hotel are pleased to continue supporting the Carnival by providing a meeting room for the committee’s monthly meetings.

This is backed up by our cosy bar and relaxing restaurant serving home-cooked food to residents and non-residents 7 days a week. Currently offering a 2 Course Set menu for only £11 every evening! Please see our website or give us a call if you would like any further information.

In no particular order Cedars P.P.G Truck East Riverside Entertainment Stowmarket Caravans Alan Edwards Darryl Chapman Butterfly Photography

Carnival Princess Tisha Pitkin

My name is Tisha Pitkin and I am 13 years old I attend Stowmarket Middle School and I am really looking forward to going to Stowupland High School in September .My main hobbies are Dancing and Drama and I go to local class every week I wanted to be a carnival Princess because I love watching the procession and seeing all the fun people are having ,and wanted to be part of it ,whilst representing Stowmarket that is a really great place to live.

G.Tydeman Jewelers Ltd M&P Fashions Glow Humphrey Mobile Services Vera Waspe & Sons Jean Squires Beth Thomas Hayliegh Thomas Rob Linnett Alistaire Ewan Town FM Hudson signs Barnards

Stowmarket Scouts Anne Whybrow Perter Everson Kathy Everon Des Codd Sue Doonan Daniel Harvey Mark Beaumont Leesa Woollard Doreen Warne Wendy Horrex Sarah Pitkin Alan Hutton Stow Football Club Stow Training

Salvation Army Justine Margetson Facebook Twitter GPS Telecom Stowmarket Town Council Zoe Lynch

Visit www.stowmarketcarnival.co.uk

We have a range of conference and meeting rooms available for everything from weddings to funerals and birthdays to dinner dances.

Thanks To..

My name is Debbie Greeves . Im 11 years old and I go to Stowmarket Middle School. My hobbies are Gymnastics,I like swinging on the bars and vault on a Saturday 12.15 to 1.15, I play snooker at Stowmarket Snooker club Saturday morning 9 am to 12 noon I also go to Cara-Lea school of dance ,I mainly dance on a Thursday 18.00 to 19.30 and I do graded lessons on a Tuesday 16.30 to 17.00 . I also do Stowmarket training Brass Band this is on Monday nights 18.45 to 19.45 sometimes we train with the Stowmarket Band an do this a little longer than our usual practise and I am a massive fan of JLS and I love Aston Merrygold .


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