November 13, 2005
Hillview Carnival Club celebrates after being crowned county champions
Members of a Burnham-On-Sea Carnival club have been celebrating after being crowned county champions, having won in their class at SEVEN events on the carnival curcuit.
Hillview Juvenile Carnival Club picked up the sought-after county award on Saturday night, November 12th, after their float, called Celebratation, took first place in the juvenile class at Glastonbury’s Carnival.
The win gave the group enough points to be sure of becoming county champions.
They have also won the juvenile class at this year’s Burnham-On-Sea, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Bridgwater, Weston and Wells carnivals.
“We’re absolutely delighted,” the club’s Stuart Carpenter told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
“It’s gone incredibly well for us this year and becoming county champions is a great reward for all the hard work that’s been put in by the team.”
“It’s the first time we’ve had a clean sweep and won seven successive events on the circuit, and we haven’t won the County Cup since 1992.”
The group says its £12,000 monster float is the biggest to be built in the Burnham area for more than 15 years.
It is 100ft long, 17ft high, 11ft wide and has 9,000 light bulbs which use enough power to light up a whole housing estate!
The club’s 18 members and 12 builders raised enough money to built the vehicle by holding fundraising events throughout the year.
The group is always on the look-out for new supporters, builders and other volunteers. To get involved, contact the club on 07889 114872.