Majorettes deserve credit

PUBLISHED: 10:36 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 15 June 2010

May I respond to the remark made by M A ROCHE? He wrote: Majorettes, I like seeing you and have nothing against you but why, en route, do you have to do a lot of time-consuming displays? Do you realise that you are costing the motorised floats money?" As

May I respond to the remark made by M A ROCHE? He wrote: "Majorettes, I like seeing you and have nothing against you but why, en route, do you have to do a lot of time-consuming displays? Do you realise that you are costing the motorised floats money?"As a very proud mother of two majorettes from the Karizma majorette troupe to whom you are referring, as these were the only majorettes who did the whole carnival procession, I find your remark quite hurtful and very unjust. Axminster is very proud of their majorette troupe. Do you realise that these majorettes train 52 weeks a year with their dedicated trainer, Sarah Causley? It gives them a hobby they enjoy, keeps them off the streets and also gives them physical exercise!The girls work very hard in learning their routines. You probably did not realise they have, in fact, learnt four routines for this year's carnival circuit - no mean feat! Surely, it is much nicer to see them doing a routine than just marching. Anyone can do that! They too are often held up by the large motorised floats and also incur the cost of fuel to run their van and generator! Unfortunately there are too many people who think "Oh, no, its majorettes", not realising how much hard work and dedication is, in fact, involved.Surely the carnival is for everyone - motorised floats, majorettes and walking entries.Let's give them the credit they most certainly deserve, please.Sandra VernonSecond AvenueAxminster


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