Chet Festival a great success

THE sixth Chet Valley Festival parade took place on Saturday and was deemed a great success.The Halloween-themed parade followed last year's theme of the “roaring '40s,” and was the highlight of a full day of entertainment, stalls and music in Church Plain.

THE sixth Chet Valley Festival parade took place on Saturday and was deemed a great success.

The Halloween-themed parade followed last year's theme of the “roaring '40s,” and was the highlight of a full day of entertainment, stalls and music in Church Plain.

“It went so well,” said the festival vice-chairman Caroline Dwen. “The nicest thing was the feedback from all the businesses and schools involved, it's been brilliant.

“The parade was so exciting, the whole community came together. That was what was so fun about it.”


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During the day there had been pumpkin carving workshops, and in the evening adults and children alike showed them off through Loddon in the parade.

The parade, which started at the Brian Clarke Rooms in Mallard Close, Chedgrave, and moved through to Church Plain, was joined by local groups such as Loddon Middle and lower schools.

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During the day there has also been a windmill and kite workshop, and See Saw, which brings together science and the arts, held some experiments which went down very well.

Meanwhile Loddon's Plugged Radio brought human beat boxer Subminor, who gave a beat boxing master class, and the entertainment finished with the Lee Vasey Band.

Tomorrow, as part of the festival, there will be a “generation party” at the Jubilee Hall from 10am to 3pm. To join in, the over 12s must bring an OAP with them. To book telephone 01508 520204. The party will include music a free buffet and entertainment by Patsy Rose plus a fashion show.

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