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Pencader Carnival 2017

The sun shone as the Queens procession took place. Starting from Dolgran, five floats, Llandysul fire crew leading and trailing and Blood Bikes Wales made their way to Cae’r Felin school where everyone in fancy dress gathered to be judged by Mr and Mrs Coles. People of all ages made a fantastic effort to dress up and get in with the Carnival spirit. Pictures can be found on the Pencader Carnival 2017 Facebook page. Taking the £100 cash prize for best float was team Cylch Meithrin with Sali Mali. Back on the field we had stalls, an ice cream parlour and lots of activities for the children which kept them busy all day long. Bouncy castles, bungee run, assault course, soft play, sports, football zorbing and much more. Competitions included pebble painting and wind chime making. We would like to thank our President Ann Phillips, who spent the day raising much needed funds for PIDA.

Carnival week kicked off Wednesday evening with Tippit and Cawl night. Eleven teams took part and the overall winners were team Tipsters! Melvin Lan Ddu, Matthew Jones and Liam Gordan. Runners up were team Flip it. Steve Williams, Daniel Jones and Craig Gordan.

Thursday evening, a record 22 cars went out on the treasure hunt organised by Darrel Jones and Jackie Wilson. The overall winners who won by time were Keith and Mary Lewis. Second was Emyr Morgan, Ceri Anne Morris, Catryn Bowland and Darren Horwood. Friday evening the children enjoyed the trampoline trailer and rodeo bull. Grubz had a superb selection of delicious home reared pulled meats on offer, bringing a tasty alternative to the Carnival. DJ Bry was on top form as usual, with everyone up dancing and in good spirits.

Saturday evening the bets were on as everyone got involved with the mouse racing and DJ Gareth Brown kept us entertained through the night. The auction by Chris Jones raised £550. Thank you to everyone that donated and produced auction items.

Sunday the heavens opened and although the footy didn’t go ahead it was the perfect weather for ducks. The local kids joined in, knee deep helping to retrieve the ducks along side our pro duck catchers, Jono James and Carl Day.

The 1000 duck race started from the bridge at Dôl Awel and finished by Pencader Chippy. 1st place winning £100 was Mark Davies, 2nd winning £60 Elis Saunders, 3rd Lleucu Horwood, 4th Jenny Beehive. £1000 was raised for Llandysul First Response Fire Crew .

The carnival committee would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s carnival. The extra hands that stepped up on the day and the fantastic support of our community and surrounding. We look forward to seeing you all next year x