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3rd August 2009 SUCCESSFUL ROSS CARNIVAL DESPITE THE WEATHER
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Ross Town Carnival 2009 was a resounding success on Saturday and hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the colourful procession make its way around the town and down to the Ropewalk, despite the heavy rain. The many people taking part were undaunted by the deluge that accompanied them on their way and simply put up their umbrellas or ignored the rain and enjoyed their part in this great annual event.

The procession was very impressive, with many more people taking part this year. There were many stalls and attractions down on the field, including go karts for the kids, a mega slide, tombolas, raffles, food and drink, including the Ross Cider & Perry company's Broome Farm Cider tent and a lovely dancing display was put on for visitors by Ross Razzmatazz and LK Danze. There were lots of activities going on to keep the whole family amused.

Under normal circumstances the Carnival activities take place on the Caroline Symonds Gardens but due to all the heavy rain causing the ground there to be too sodden to support all the stalls etc. an emergency site had to be found. Fortunately, the Committee were granted permission to use the Ropewalk and seemed to many people to prove a better venue for the event. Why not let the Carnival Committee know what you think? They really would like to know, so if you would like to email your thoughts to us we will forward them on to the Carnival Chairman for you.

We really enjoyed Ross Town Carnival this year as most people did. To the people who did not take part but moaned 'I didn't think it was that good this year. . . ' why not join in next year and see what you can do to help to make it even better?


Ross Town Carnival 2009.

Ross Rainbows, Brownies and Guides celebrate 100 Years of Guiding.

The Ashfield Park School Bus.

The National Childbirth Trust in their pyjamas.

A slick entry from LK Danze and Ross Razzmatazz as the cast from 'Grease.'

Larruperz Centre Aliens.

The 'Gypsy Rose' Larks skittle team always put in a colourful entry.

The Gresleys put in an amazing entry 'All at Sea' including a mermaid, pirates, a life guard and even a sand castle!

Ross Court Events depicted a BBQ, PImms O'clock, war time, spring time and many others.

Tip toeing through the tulips, (and the rain) this group looked beautiful.

Ross Fairtrade group 'Going Bananas.'

Don't know who this is, but this 'Smellrazer' really enjoyed taking part in the carnival this year.

Donning swimsuits and brollies, Fun2Sea had a lovely time.

Ross Mayor, Councillor John Edwards and Mayoress, Sue with the Mayor's Sea Cadet, Wesley Jenkins.

The Carnival Princesses, Pheobe Sleeman, centre, Susan Yaldiz, right and Nina Warren, left, with their attendants.
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