Burnham-On-Sea’s Hillview Carnival Club is celebrating again after winning their category at Shepton Mallet carnival on Wednesday night (November 15th).
The club’s popular cart, called ‘Sweet Dreams’, won ‘best juvenile cart’ during their fifth event on the carnival circuit over second-placed Bridgwater club Marina Sydenham.
It follows earlier wins for Hillview at Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea, Weston and North Petherton Carnivals.
Julia Rosser, Hillview’s Chair, said they were “delighted” — “It’s 5 out of 5! Very happy that we are still putting smiles on faces and points on the judge’s sheets! Our road crew have done another fantastic job of getting the cart all the way over there in dreadful conditions on Tuesday and are now readying the cart for Wells on Friday. It’s sweet dreams for Hillview JCC again tonight!”
21 children are performing on the £15,000 cart and over 20 volunteers have worked on the build for several months since the Spring.
Julia adds: “Hillview are proud to dazzle you in our 50th anniversary year with colour, spinning sweets and thoroughly tickle your taste buds with our entry this year, called Sweet Dreams.”
“We are seeing the world through the eyes of our inner child – our children ‘candy’ wait to perform for you this year! We have 21 children on the cart ranging from 8-16 years with 9 of them experiencing performing on our cart for the first time.”
“We are very proud that in our 50th anniversary year the theme was chosen by the children, while the music and design has been based on their imaginations, so it should be the most appropriate children’s cart that we have ever produced!”
“Of course, our entry this year wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of many local businesses, but particularly Burnham Waste Ltd, DLB Fabrications, Groves Extreme Clean, Highbridge Caravans, The Lighthouse Inn and Sandy Glade Caravan Park.”
“We totally rely on local support to entertain you every year, so please follow the link here to support us if you can! Please give us a big wave and a cheer when you see us.”