Carnival success is applauded at awards

Sutton on Sea Carnival Award Winners. Photo: Trevor Bradford.
Sutton on Sea Carnival Award Winners. Photo: Trevor Bradford.

THE SUTTON on Sea and Trusthorpe Carnival winners were rewarded for their efforts over the weekend with a special awards night.

The presentations tooks place at the Sutton on Sea Social Club on Sunday evening honouring the clubs and individuals that made the carnival a success.

Being described as a ‘resounding success’, the carnival took place back in July.

Organisers Jeff Smith and Peter Hawkyard have decided to hang up their hats for carnival duty and hope this year’s successful event won’t be the last.

Chairman Jeff Smith said: “I won’t be involved from next year. I’ve been doing it for six years as chairman plus a further four, but it’s time to call it a day.

“We’ll be holding our AGM in September and I really hope some other people will come forward and take it on, I’d like to think this won’t be the carnival’s last year.”

The award winners from this year’s carnival are as follows - Best commercial float: Sutton on Sea Social Club; Best decorated bicycle: Callum Parr; Best decorated mobility scooter: Sheila Rich; Best children’s walking group: Sammy’s Olympians; Best adult walking group: The Mature Movers; Best presented band: Borrowash Ambassadors; Best charity entrant, St Andrews Hospice; Best individual walker, child: Riannah Warren; Best individual walker, adult: Pauline Smith; Best animal group: East Coast Ringcraft; Best motorised vehicle in show: St Andrew’s Hospice Shop; Best themed group in show: The Women’s Institute.

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