Countdown to Honiton and District Carnival

PUBLISHED: 19:27 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

THE countdown to Honiton and District Carnival starts on Sunday (October 19) with two events at Honiton Motel.

THE countdown to Honiton and District Carnival starts on Sunday (October 19) with two events at Honiton Motel.A car treasure hunt will start from the venue. For a preferred time contact Max Pipe on (01404) 850855. On the same day, at 2pm, the carnival's annual whist drive will be held.The Britannia Building Society, at 131 High Street, will host the next event on Tuesday, October 21 - a bring an buy sale. The event will be open from 9.30am, but anybody wishing to donate books and bric-a-brac is asked to deliver them the day before. Half the proceeds of the sale will benefit the carnival.The Mackarness Hall will be the venue of the carnival's annual bingo, taking place on Wednesday, October 22. Doors open at 7pm.A skittles competition will take place at the Royal British Legion Club, in Dowell Street, from 8pm on Thursday, October 23. It will cost 50p for three balls and anyone scoring nine or over will qualify for the final, being held on the same night.Space Hoppers will be the theme of a race night, also taking place at the Royal British Legion Club, from 8pm on Friday, October 24.See next week's Herald for a full preview of this year's grand procession, taking place on Saturday, October 25.n SEATON Explorer Scouts would like to thank main sponsor Seaton Tramway and Lee Taylor and John Jeffries, who have helped, in their own time, with technical and other support. "We should like to thank Phoenix Carnival Club for their advice, help and support and Sidvale CC for their support," said club leader Colin Comber."I would like to explain that our entry, Wild Boyz On Tour, may not be so polished as some, but it has been done as a Duke of Edinburgh Award project and the fund-raising, building and manning has all been done by 14 to 18 year olds."Mr Comber also thanked some of the older Explorers, Jamie and Andy, and especially Duncan Parris - for the loan of his tractor throughout the season - and Colin Pady. To find out how Seaton Explorers fared in Chard last Saturday, visit Carnival Capers on the Herald's website. A video of Exmouth Carnival is now on-line.


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