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Could you enter a float in parade?

People are being urged to think about whether they could enter a float in this year’s Stamford Festival.

This year’s parade take place on Saturday, July 2, and always proves a popular highlight of the festival with it winding through the streets before making its way back to the Recreation Ground.

The festival takes place over a week and this year will take a slightly different format with the fun day starting the festival on Sunday, June 26, and the parade being a fantastic culmination of the week.

The theme for this year’s parade will be cartoon characters and it’s hoped entrants will have as much fun living up to the theme as last year’s superhero theme.

The parade is organised by Stamford Kiwanis, which also collects donations along the route for local good causes.

Parade organiser Steve Marsh said the Kiwanis were looking for displays, activities and stalls to join in with the activities on the Recreation Ground.

He added: “There will be family groups there all day to enjoy the fairground, parade of floats and on the arena. We hope that you will be able to support us once again.”

Anyone who is able to support the parade, should e-mail parade@stamfordkiwanis.org.uk, letting the organisers know what you will be bringing, your space requirements and any other relevant information.

Steve also urged people to enter a float into the parade.

He said: “There are prizes for several categories and you can either dress a float kindly provided by CS Ellis, enter with your own vehicle or as a walking parade.

“With around 5,000 people watching the parade it is a fantastic way of promoting your community group or business!”

To find out more or for an entry form, visit www.stamfordkiwanis.org.uk

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