AS a Granthamian I have always felt that the town can boast three important things, one being tradition the second is community spirit and the third a passion for anything local.
The basis of life for all of us are the traditions laid down in the past and I feel it most important that those traditions are upheld. Grantham Carnival is one of those traditions and I sincerely hope that the town will come together this weekend and support all of those who have worked so hard to organise the events, the floats in the parade and the stall holders in the park.
Friday night’s sporty night with England v Sweden on the big screen together with the big race night and DJ Ricky Gee will get the weekend off to a flyer. Entry to this event is free.
After 12 months of meetings and discussions and with the help of SKDC, we have a new route for Saturday’s parade starting at noon from Watergate car park.
Following this the arena over the two days will have dog displays, medieval battles, low wire acts, band displays, dancing, Majorettes and more but is launched after the parade with a sensational Big Sing by youngsters from four local schools - hankies at the ready.
New fair rides for all ages and plenty of stalls and displays ensures lots to do and see. Two days in the Showcase Marquee will have a varied programme with drama, dancing, zumba and bands including Blues Bursters on Saturday and Ultra 90s on Sunday.
Saturday’s Party in the Park sees local girls Soul Divine doing Motown and the fabulous band Crazy Ape headlining, plus DJ Ricky Gee.
Sunday will see our now very traditional Classic Car Show.
Keep the Jubilee community spirit going and meet family and friends at the Carnival, show the doubters that grantham can party and uphold the tradition.