season ends on a high for Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club
Hillview Carnival Club is celebrating after clinching second place
overall as the carnival season comes to an end for another year.
club's Christmas-themed entry, called It's A Cracker, impressed
the judges and spectators along the route of the final carnival
in Glastonbury on Saturday night (November 21st), where it won
club also did well in Bridgwater, Burnham, Shepton, Wells and
North Petherton to win second place overall in the juvenile category.
Duncan Britton told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday evening: "It's
been a really good year for Hillview - we have all thoroughly
enjoyed it. Everyone is delighted with how it's gone and the end
result of second in the County Cup is superb."
been overwhelmed by the outstanding support of local businesses
and people across our community. We thank all our members, children
and all those who've got involved - it's been a super year."
club is really thriving at the moment - we've had lots of new
members joining us and it's been great that several past members
have come back to help us, which has been fantastic."
for next year is now underway and we can look forward with confidence
following the recent cash grant from the Town Council towards
the costs of building our new shed. That will really help us to
build a great cart in 2016."
said special thanks go to the club's key business supporters who
were Burnham Waste, Manuflex, AM Bacon Tractor and Machinery,
The Print Hive, Morley and Phill Tibbs, The Lighthouse Inn, Highbridge
Caravans, Oak Tree Arena, Jim Vernicombe and B&H Car and Vans
Duncan added that the club will be at local supermarkets in coming
weeks and at the town's skating rink, in addition to the usual
carol singing Christmas tour for charity around Burnham and Highbridge
from December 7th.
Marina Sydenham won the juvenile category this year, just ahead
of Hillview on points. Meanwhile, Gremlins Carnival Club's 'Lights
Camera Action', a Hollywood-themed entry, scooped the overall
championship as the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association
unveiled its final results.
Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club entry in action at the
carnivals over the past two weeks