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Another year done!

Sounds strange to have a title of ‘Another year done!’, given that we’re only part-way through October, but in Carnival-years, we’re now into the planning of the next one! For us, our Annual General Meeting, held earlier this month, marks the end of one year and the start of another, which we’re planning on being even more fantastic than last year. This year. You get it.

The committee has a couple of new folks and says goodbye to some others, but by and large, we’re good.  The ‘officers’ were re-voted and the same ugly mugs are in the same roles as this time last year, which is good not only from a consistency point of view, but also from the fact that the rest of the team think that things are working well enough to vote them back in.

We’ll be unveiling the new theme for the 2018 Carnival very shortly, so that should get people’s thoughts flowing in terms of what to dress up as, or what floats will look like.

But first up, is the Santa Run 2017 – we’ve spoken to the Big Man and he’s already got us penned-in for the royal visit.  If you’ve just moved to the area, and not had the pleasure before, essentially, Santa has agreed once again to have a tour of the village, to visit the boys and girls of all ages, and to help spread a little Christmas happiness around.  We’ve got a road-worthy sleigh that makes him feel more at home whilst in our home, and we have a little music to help everyone know that he’s getting close. 

We’ll be all over Facebook as last year, so you’ll hopefully know a little in advance when we’re due to get over to your part of the village, so hang in there!

We’ll have a load of our committee members and a few friends out to collect any donations that you might want to make, and 100% of the money that we receive is used for the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.   More information is on our website, over at:


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