Syston Carnival

Believe it or not, this year’s annual Syston Carnival is only four months away!
The Carnival, with the theme of ‘The Vintage Years 40’s, 50’s and 60’s’ will be taking place on Saturday 5th September 2015 on the Central Park in Syston. A programme of events will officially start at 12 noon through until 4.30pm.
Thank you to those that got in touch with us regarding our request in the last edition of Syston Town News for vintage vehicles from the 40’s 50’s and 60’s to take part in a static display on the day. We are still interested to hear from anybody with a vintage vehicle that would like to take part and show off their pride and joy.
A children’s puppet act, mix and mingle characters and dance acts are already being booked to appear as part of the carnival programme, plus further details on how you can enter this years competitions including Baking and a Colouring Competition will be available in the next edition.
We are also encouraging more local shops to support the carnival day itself by decorating their front window displays in the theme of the carnival. Cash prizes and a presentation
shield will be presented to the winning shop as well as those coming second and third. More details about how to take part in this will be available in the next edition, so in the meantime you now have four months to start your creative thinking and make a real impact.
The Carnival provides the opportunity for local charities and community groups to raise much needed funds for their activities which ultimately benefit people in the local community and for everyone to come together and have fun. Your support and contribution, as somebody that lives, works or does business in Syston is very much appreciated.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the day or part of the day to help with the running of the event, including setting up the equipment and arena, coordinating stall holders, selling prize draw tickets etc or to help with the organising committee, please get in touch, you will be made very welcome. Our planning meetings are held monthly at Syston Conservative Club (Usually the first Wednesday in the month) Tel: 0116 260 9296 if you are interested in helping or if you would like to book a pitch for your charity stall or to put your group forward to perform in the main arena.
To keep up to date and view photographs of last year’s event, please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Syston-carnival/242474965797254.