With just a few weeks to go, Kings Langley Carnival already has something to celebrate as three carnival stalwarts received a Community Award at the Kings Langley Annual Parish meeting.
Carol Chandler, Beverley Funnell and Margaret Rogers have been organising the Kings Langley Carnival, which will take place on June 22, for longer than it would be polite to mention. They were initially involved as Rotary Club members until the carnival became a ‘village’ responsibility five years ago.
As a result of their eye for detail and their drive and enthusiasm, the carnival has raised £5,000 every year.
This money is subsequently donated to village groups and societies to help and support others or provide services or activities to villagers of all ages and interests.
There is no doubt that Carol, Beverley and Margaret are the ‘face’ of the carnival and the main reason for its continued success.
This year, there will be many of everyone’s favourite stalls including the Baptist Church’s delicious tea and cakes stall, the Scouts BBQ burgers, the Petting Farm and Zorbing for the more active.
However, there will also be a number of new additions including a small gauge train (that will run on time), Home Town (a three piece band playing country rock covers and original material), the Forget Me Knot Charity (running a play area), and – again – for the less active, French crepes, funky wraps and Spanish donuts!
“We are really looking forward to the fancy-dress competition this year” said Carol. “The last few years it has been one of the highlights for those not performing. There will also be our family favourite – the dog show – which always attracts big crowds throughout the afternoon.”
For any other information every household will receive a free carnival programme or you can check out the Facebook page at facebook.com/KingsLangleyCarnival