20 July 2011

Isle of Grain Carnival and Fete

Last weekend was a very wet one, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of all those taking part in the Grain Carnival and Summer Fete.

Having to shelter under an umbrella wasn’t enough to stop me from seeing how much fun everyone in the Carnival parade was having. And it was clear just how much hard work had gone into creating all of the many colourful floats.

A good turnout of local residents, and quite a number from further afield, helped wave on the procession through Grain.

Floats included Jelly Tots Playgroup (first place), Showin’ Grain Theatre Group (second place), St. James Twirlettes (third place), Grain Youth Football Club, Grain Prince and Princess, Grain Fire Station and a local trike group.

The Fete opened at 3pm as the weather slowly started to improve - the threatening dark grey sky turning a more pleasant blue.

Although, like many others, I was quite drenched by this time, it was nice to warm up a bit and enjoy the rest of the day.

A superb event put on by the Grain Fete Committee.