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Carnival promises week of great fun

PUBLISHED: 12:14 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:59 01 August 2010

THE final touches are being made to plans for a bumper week of events for all the family in Lowestoft.

With days to go until the annual Lowestoft Carnival parade, organisers have lined up a packed programme of entertainment, culminating in the grand procession through the town on Sunday, August 8.

THE final touches are being made to plans for a bumper week of events for all the family in Lowestoft.

With days to go until the annual Lowestoft Carnival parade, organisers have lined up a packed programme of entertainment, culminating in the grand procession through the town on Sunday, August 8.

And the Friends of Lowestoft Hospital say there is lots on offer before the main event.

The fun starts this Sunday at 10am, when radio controlled boats of all shapes and sizes take to the water in Kensington Gardens for Lowestoft Model Boat Club's carnival model boat regatta.

Next Friday, a carnival fishing match, arranged by the Lowestoft Sea Angling Society, casts off from the South Pier at 7pm.

The following day, children should head for Royal Green for a free fun day, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The day includes dog agility displays, a fancy dress competition, children's sports, a mascot race, dance group displays, Urban Scouts, Tumble Tots, classic cars, Goldwing motorbikes, as charity and craft stalls.

The finale will be a marching display by the Ambassadors of Borrowash Carnival Band, from the South Midlands, who will give a display of their musical talents.

Next Sunday, the sedate greens at Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club in Carlton Road will host a canival day bowls tournament as competitors battle it out for the Hospital Charity Cup and cash prizes.

Others, meanwhile, will be preparing for the grand parade, which already features around 30 entries.

As well as this, the sounds of marching bands including the Wellingborough Redwell Carnival Band, Ambassadors of Borrowash and the Endeavour Rangers will help to make it a vibrant procession as it weaves its way on its regular route from Kirkley Park Road along London Road South, over the harbour bridge, past the railway station to finish at the Katwijk Way/Gordon Road roundabout.

Carnival chairman Pat Rayner, who was honoured at The Journal's Pride in the Community Awards earlier this month, said: “We are really looking forward to a parade of which the town can be justly proud.”

The theme of this year's parade is Stage and Screen and organisers say any last-minute entries are still welcome as funds are raised from the event for Lowestoft Hospital.

Led by the Carnival Queen Jade Searby and her attendants Aneliese Rix and Chloe Smithson, whose reign has been extended by another year, the procession will start at 3pm.

Anyone interested in joining the parade, helping as a steward or having a charity or craft stall at the Fun Day on Royal Green should contact Mrs Rayner on 01502 563847.

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