What would you dress up in for the carnival parade?
That was the question I asked as Jay-Jay headed off on the raffle road, offering a free signed copy of his book, ‘Jay-Jay and the Carnival’.
Maybe Simon could join in with his ‘really bright costume’ for a dinosaur parade.
With Ann-Marie as a ‘Caribbean Queen’ and Supriya (our random Rafflecopter winner), as a ‘Bollywood Dancer’ this would definitely add both colour and sound.
Simons ‘really bright costume’ would fit in here too.
Emily would dress up as ’NHS Heroes’, with Sarah in her ‘Rainbow’ costume there would probably be lots of clapping for this. Maybe the ‘weather witch’, could join in bringing hopefully sunshine and not rain.
In Jay-Jays picture story book the carnival theme was ‘flight’.
The real carnival was always a popular event and our Playbus would love to join in the procession as we could.
The themes included :
Pantomime – ‘Daisy’ our newly painted bus led the parade;
The circus – with our new red bus ;
Nursery Rhyme – sadly Daisy had long gone but she would have been perfect for this one;
It was always quite a challenge to decorate a bus but it was certainly the families that joined in that made it all worthwhile, and of course getting everyone to visit the bus and know who we were and what we could do was a bonus for fund-raising.
The dedication in Jay-Jay’s book reads;
‘To my mum and my sister Angela, who both loved the carnival parade. Fiestas and fireworks!’
It certainly is a bright and colourful event and always welcoming.
This led to me reading my books in the local library and schools.
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