Winter Carnival will be a chance to Love Wokingham
ORGANISERS of the Wokingham Winter Carnival have appealed for volunteer stewards to help at this year’s event.
Tens of thousands of people are expected for the first carnival since the revamp of the town centre.
As well as the spectacular procession and over 125 stalls, this year will also see a new Santa dash.
Organised by the Wokingham lions, the event will take place before the main parade.
The theme of this year’s event is Love Wokingham and the fun starts at 11am and goes all the way through until 6pm.
Carnival chairman Philip Mirfin said he hoped more people would help out as stewards and there was also space for anyone wishing to take part in the parade.
“This year’s carnival promises to be even better than those before,” he explained.
“The more stewards there are the better. People in Wokingham love the carnival and so many people give their time to help out in so many ways. If we could get some more stewards that would be wonderful.
“There is still time for groups wanting to be in the parade so please get in touch as soon as possible.”
This year’s carnival takes place on Sunday, November 25.
Stalls from local groups and charities will be offering a feast of fun from 11am, with the Santa dash starting at 4pm.
The parade will follow shortly after at Shute End and wind its way through the town.
And there will be several surprises for the first event since the regenerated Market Place opened.
There promises to be something for everyone including fun fair rides, food, craft and charity stalls, a magic show, Punch and Judy, comedy jugglers, clowns, Morris dancers and other special entertainers.
Santa will also be in his Grotto in the warmth of Wokingham Library in Denmark Street from 11amto- 3pm. Younger visitors are very welcome to come and visit and share their Christmas present lists with him.
Anyone able to help as a steward should contact Mr Mirfin by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.