Burnham-On-Sea’s Hillview Carnival Club is celebrating after being crowned County Cup winners last night (Saturday, November 18th) following wins at every one of the seven carnivals on the circuit.
The club won their category at Saturday’s final event of the season, Glastonbury Carnival, making it a clean sweep with seven wins at seven carnivals.
The club’s cart, called ‘Sweet Dreams’, won ‘best juvenile cart’ during the final event of the season over second-placed Bridgwater club Marina Sydenham.
It follows earlier wins for Hillview at Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea, Weston, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet and Wells Carnivals.
Julia Rosser, Hillview’s Chair, said they were “over the moon and speechless!”
It caps an incredible season for the club in its 50th year.
21 children have performed on the £15,000 cart and over 20 volunteers had worked on the build for several months since the Spring.
Julia added: “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!“