Organisers hoping Penketh Carnival will be a scorcher!

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ORGANISERS of this year’s Penketh Carnival are hoping it will be a scorcher with forecasts predicting temperatures in the mid-20s!

Leila Dirir one of the volunteer organisers of the event that takes place this Saturday (July 9)said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better weather forecast. The community seems really excited about the event and we hope it is going to be huge success!!

“The event is a platform for all the local charities and good causes to raise money with their stalls and we hope that collectively thousands of pounds will be raised on the day.
“The whole event is free to enter and we have so many free activities for the children and adults to enjoy! Please come along with your picnic blanket and enjoy the day with us ”

The volunteers from the Penketh Events Team have been working solidly for the last 6 months to bring this event to fruition and this is just some of what they have in store:-

👑An amazing parade travelling through the streets of Penketh with the fabulous Hollys Farm creating an incredible float with our Penketh Queen Elizabeth.

🥁Marching bands and a “clan” of Pipers!
👢Stilt walkers
🤡 Free circus workshops
🎸Free entertainment all day with amazing local bands
🧁A fabulous Penketh cake-off organised by the Penketh Residents Association!
🐩 A dog show
⚽️ sports for children.
🛍 Lots of stalls all from local businesses and charities.
🐴Friends Lane riding school with pony rides for the children
🎤A rock choir
😂Walkabout entertainers Ethel and Barry!
🏉Wolfie will be in attendance!
👯‍♀️Performances by local dance groups including Morris dancers, majorettes, musical theatre, cheerleading and street dancers
🍸A double-decker bus bar and gin and prosecco stall!
🍔 Street food, Little L’s Teapot, Greek, Indian, Casa Coffee and of course Smokies and more!
🪓VIKINGS!!!! (Yes, you heard that right!)
🏅 An old-school sports day for grownups!
🎠 Harrisons funfair 🎡-starting their event on Thursday


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