Threat of rain fails to dampen spirits at Penketh Carnival


Pictures John Hopkins

DESPITE a severe weather warning for rain, it was on with the show at Penketh Carnival as hundreds of people joined the annual parade.

The carnival theme was Disney movies with lots of children in fancy dress for the parade from Penketh High School to Greystone Recreation ground where the carnival continued throughout the afternoon until the heavens opened!
Due to a downpour at 4 pm festivities had to end early.

The event included Phoenix Dog Rescue Fun Dog Show, marching bands, stalls, a sports day, street food and the Great Penketh Bake Off. Mayor of Warrington Cllr Steve Wright joined the festivities as did Warrington South MP Andy Carter.

After the event organisers said: “Thank you so much to everyone who marched, had a stall, volunteered and displayed such amazing community spirit today. The Penketh public are amazing.
“The children in fancy dress looked wonderful and we were so lucky the rain held off until 4 pm.”


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