In Photos: 190 youngsters take part in Burnham-On-Sea Youth Parade
190 children took part in Burnham-On-Sea's annual youth parade
on the town's beach on Saturday (July 12th).
from across Burnham and Highbridge joined the procession along
the sands, which was held to celebrate youth activities in the
total of 193 children joined the parade, which started at Maddock's
Slade and headed along the sands to the jetty, where a fun day
Jonathan Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The parade was a
great success and showcased the many great activities on offer
for young people in Burnham and Highbridge. Our thanks go to all
who joined in and supported us."
the procession, there was a well-supported sandcastle building
competition on the beach.
this was followed by a fun day on The Esplanade lawns, which was
organised by the town's Carnival Queen, Emma Nicholson.
said: "When I was crowned last year I was determined to do
something unforgettable during my year as Carnival Queen. I also
wanted to raise money for three local groups - Think Amy, Burnham
Pantomime Society and Children's Hospice South West."
fun day went really well and we had a good number of visitors.
I'm very grateful to all those who took part, including the marshalls,
local groups and those who donated money for these good causes."
Brown from BOSH Events, which oversaw the event, added: "I'm
really pleased with how the day went - we had good engagement
from many local groups and great local support too. The parade
is a lot easier and safer to run on the beach rather than through
the town, so we'll be looking to hold it again there next year."
group from St John Ambulance before Saturday's parade
Girl Guides were among the groups taking part
of Somerset Time For Youth who took part in Saturday's parade
The DanceFit youngsters before Saturday's morning parade
Jonathan Smith and Carnival Queen Emma Nicholson
Lucy Gunter Dance team at Saturday's Youth Parade
and spades were out in force for the sandcastle contest
sandcastle building competition attracted a good turnout
winners of the sandcastle contest with their prized certificates