Potters Bar gears up for carnival

THE waiting is almost over for one of the biggest events of the Potters Bar calendar year.

The Potters Bar Carnival swings into town this Sunday with another mammoth list of entertainment lined up.

The town’s prized event, which is being held at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, will include acts such as marching bands, jugglers, cheerleaders as well as plenty of family fun attractions like Punch and Judy and pony rides.

The procession through the town, which will feature this year’s carnival princess Jade Keifer and her two maids of honour, Sophie Williamson-White and Elise Ford, will leave Canada Life car park on to Mutton Lane at noon.

The vehicle floats will then parade through the town via the route shown on our specially designed map.

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As usual there will be a fete with charity and food stalls, a beer tent, barbecues and coffee and sandwich stalls.

The annual Schools Art Exhibition will also be taking place in the Elm Court gym.

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Committee member Peter Weaver said: “As usual we are looking forward to another exciting day and we are praying for good weather.

“It is a long day and hard work but it is also very enjoyable and over the last seven to eight years we have managed to raise over �40,000 for various beneficiaries.”

Money generated from the day will this year go to funding Potters Bar Christmas lights and installing a new disabled toilet in the reception area of Mount Grace School.

Peter added: “We know the organisers of the Christmas lights have been struggling for years so it will be nice to help them out as well as Mount Grace School who we know want to start work on their new toilet this year.”

Doors open at the community centre at 1pm.

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