Deepings Carnival a success despite rain

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RAIN showers didn’t deter the organisers of the Deepings Lions Carnival from putting on a great event.

Hoards of visitors went to the annual carnival on the John Eve Field in Market Deeping, which was organised by the Deepings Lions Club.

Deepings Carnival - Carolyn Lake enjoys the tea cup fairground ride with 19-month-old son Zachary Farrington''Photo: SM070712-079js

Deepings Carnival - Carolyn Lake enjoys the tea cup fairground ride with 19-month-old son Zachary Farrington''Photo: SM070712-079js

Mayor of Market Deeping Reg Howard opened the event at 11am and the new carnival queen Rebecca Keating was crowned.

Entertainment included displays by Footwork Gymnastics and Footwork Hip Hop, the Ministry of Dance, Lee Hobbs dog training and agility and the karate club.

There was also performances from Amplified and Graham James and 25 stalls.

Esther Graham, a Deepings Lion and one of the organisers, said: “On the whole it was a good day.

“We had a couple of rain showers in the afternoon which dispersed the people a bit.

“We did have a lot of people come to the carnival throughout the day and they seemed to enjoy what we put on.

“Amplified were excellent and they drew a big crowd. There was also a good crowd for the dog show with Lee Hobbs.”

Esther said the carnival is not a fundraising event but an opportunity to “give something back” to the people who live in the Deepings and thank them for their support.

She thanked Market Deeping Town Council and Deeping St James Parish Council for providing grants towards the running costs and PC Howard, of King’s Cliffe, for providing a trailer lorry to use as a stage.