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Taunton Carnival: Chard and Ilminster entries do towns proud
4:00pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
ENTRIES from Chard and Ilminster did the towns proud again on Saturday night when they won a clutch of prizes at Taunton Carnival.
Ilminster-based Gemini CC took the award for best lorry build-up with its Race Time Starlight Express float. It also won the award chosen by Miss Taunton and first place in the tableau section.
Chard-based Eclipse won more plaudits with its Moscow float and took first prize in the feature class.
Harlequin CC of Ilminster came third with Scarecrows Jubilee.
One Plus One CC came second in the comic class with Sun Sea and False Teeth and Rascals CC and Generations CC took top honours in the children class with Mary’s World and On That Farm respectively.
The Wonders CC came second in the open class with Surfin’ USA and walking entries Snowflake Wizardry (Andy Tizzard) and Carnivalero (Judy Williams) came second and third in their category.
Lorna Stephenson with Rio 2016 and Karen Salter with Rags to Riches again impressed in the single walking juvenile class. Cousins CC again won the group on foot class with Up, Up and Away.
Xtreme CC took top honours in the wheeled non-motorised class with Marry the Night, while Zem CC came second with Alice and Poppe Inne CC third with Once Upon a Time.
Taunton was the final event on the South Somerset Carnival Federation circuit. The Guy Fawkes circuit starts with Bridgwater on Saturday, November 3.
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