CARNIVAL: South Petherton Carnival 2018 is cancelled due to lack of chairman

CARNIVAL: South Petherton Carnival 2018 is cancelled due to lack of chairman

Posted: 25th February 2018
THE decision has been taken to cancel this year’s South Petherton Carnival due to nobody stepping forward to fill the vacant chairman’s role. The Carnival committee had been looking for a new chairman to fill the vacant position since Andrea Clifford stepped down from the role at the organisation’s annual meeting late last year. Although there were people on the…

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CARNIVAL: £5.5k is handed out to local groups and organisations

CARNIVAL: £5.5k is handed out to local groups and organisations

Posted: 11th February 2018
CHARD Carnival Committee handed out around £5,500 to various local groups and organisations during a presentation night at the Guildhall. The money was raised during last year’s Chard Carnival on Saturday, October 14, 2017, and the Christmas float collection held during the run-up to the festive season. Committee chairman Jason Baker was joined by Chard Mayor, Cllr Garry…

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CARNIVAL: Quiz time with Zem CC

CARNIVAL: Quiz time with Zem CC

Posted: 10th November 2017
THE Chard-based Zem Carnival Club will be holding a fundraising quiz night at the Lordleaze Hotel in Chard on Sunday (November 12, 2017). It will cost £6 per team of four to take part in the quiz which starts at 7pm. “It would be great to see you there,” said a club spokesman. Zem CC has had some great success – once again – on the Carnival circuit this year with Showboat.

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CARNIVAL: Collection nears £4,500

CARNIVAL: Collection nears £4,500

Posted: 22nd October 2017
THE Chard Carnival Committee has announced that the collection taken at the procession earlier this month amounted to just under £4,500 – more than £300 up on the 2016 total. The committee made the announcement on Sunday (October 22, 2017) afternoon – more than a week after the Carnival on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The collection was counted a week on after the…

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CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival Souvenir Newspaper available NOW for FREE!

CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival Souvenir Newspaper available NOW for FREE!

Posted: 19th October 2017
WELCOME to the very first Chard Carnival Souvenir Newspaper produced by the Chard Press news, sport and leisure website. The 12-page FREE colour newspaper is packed with photos from the Chard Children’s Carnival and the main Chard Carnival itself on Saturday, October 14,2017. The newspaper is available for people to pick-up for FREE in Chard Book Shop in Pig Lane, off…

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CARNIVAL: Everyone’s a winner in Chard Children’s Carnival

CARNIVAL: Everyone’s a winner in Chard Children’s Carnival

Posted: 16th October 2017
THE Chard Children’s Carnival got Saturday (October 14, 2017) off to a perfect start with a bumper entry list, a great crowd of supporters lining the streets and good weather. The Children’s Carnival always has a crop of Carnivalites for the future who will hopefully keep the long-held tradition going in the years ahead. And it was encouraging to see more and more young…

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CARNIVAL: Photos galore from Chard Carnival

CARNIVAL: Photos galore from Chard Carnival

Posted: 15th October 2017
ALTHOUGH almost everyone will be thinking of the woman who was left fighting for her life in hospital after getting trapped under a Carnival float in what has been described as a freak accident, it also seems appropriate that people thank those who had earlier put on a terrific show at Chard Carnival. The Chard Press was on hand to take hundreds of photos from the…

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CARNIVAL: Official Chard Carnival merchandise on sale

CARNIVAL: Official Chard Carnival merchandise on sale

Posted: 12th October 2017
CHARD Carnival will again have Official Carnival Sellers who will be selling flashing wands, batons, windmills, whistles and other carnival merchandise, with prices ranging from £2 to £4. The sellers will be found at official stalls along the Carnival route at Tesco Roundabout, The Guildhall, Manor Court School and Old Town in Mill Lane. There will also be two vans at…

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CARNIVAL: 50 years of Carnival magic in Chard

CARNIVAL: 50 years of Carnival magic in Chard

Posted: 12th October 2017
THE countdown is on to this weekend’s Chard Carnival when the town centre streets will become a colourful and noisy cavalcade of fun. This year’s Carnival is the 50th anniversary parade for Chard and organisers are keeping their fingers-crossed for good weather and a bumper procession on Saturday (October 14, 2017). The annual Chard Children’s Carnival will kick things…

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CARNIVAL: Free and Easy with Chard Entertainment Society

CARNIVAL: Free and Easy with Chard Entertainment Society

Posted: 11th October 2017
THE Chard Entertainment Society takes to the stage at the Guildhall this week to celebrate the 50 years of Chard Carnival. Remember the Everly Brothers? Still listen to The Beatles?  Does rock ‘n’ roll make you want to get up and dance?  Then you will love this year’s Carnival show, which is on at the Guildhall in Chard during Carnival Week. Celebrating 50 years of Chard…

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