It’s a colourful affair as Rio-inspired Sandy Carnival dances into town

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS - Credit: Archant

It was a colourful affair in Sandy on Saturday as a Rio-inspired carnival danced its way into the town.

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS - Credit: Archant

This year’s Sandy Carnival saw a number of walking groups and floats parading through the streets, headed up by the fire brigade and the Sandy Guild from All Saints Way.

The parade entered the carnival ground at Sandye Place Academy where the winners were announced by the judges, Mayor of Sandy Colin Osborne and Daniel Davie, who was representing sponsors Inskip and Davie.

St Swithun’s Lower School won the junior prize, Tesco won the seniors gong, the Sandy Guild came out on top in the Walking Float category and Laburnum Lower School was awarded the Pride of Procession.

The Arena entertainment saw the Sandy Guild – who were raising money for Allison House – win the battle of brawn with the fire brigade in the tug of war competition.

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS - Credit: Archant

Lorna Tucker of the Sandy Carnival Association said: “The Carnival committee would like to thank everyone who took part in the parade, as well as the arena acts, stall holders and the funfair team for making the day a fun and memorable one.

“We look forward to seeing many of you again next year.

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“A huge thank you must also go to all those who donated their time throughout the year and on carnival day itself.”

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS

Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS - Credit: Archant

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