New carnival club launched

PUBLISHED: 13:37 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

THERE'S a new carnival club in Honiton and it aims to plug a gap in the town's roll call of contenders.

THERE'S a new carnival club in Honiton and it aims to plug a gap in the town's roll call of contenders.Boogie Bass Bugs, launched last week by friends Michelle Dowling and Becki Trim, will grace the walking groups class on this year's circuit.The women decided to start a carnival club after reflecting on the fun they'd had as official collectors at last year's Honiton and District Carnival.Dance and bass music will form parts of Boogie Bass Bugs' remit - along with colourful costumes.Their aim to take to the streets in a similar fashion to Ilminster's Xtreme CC and Yeovil's Motiv8.The club will meet weekly at Combe Raleigh Village Hall between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesdays, with the first practise session taking place on April 2.Children are welcome to join the club - so long as a parent joins, too!"We want it to be a youth clubby-type carnival club," said Michelle, who was Best Dressed Collector in Honiton last year."We want to provide something that will allow people to meet once a week and learn dance routines to music, make parts of their costume and experience the fun of being in carnivals."We can't wait for the fun to start!"Joining Michelle and Becki at the launch will be friend and first recruit Heather Edwards. Boogie Bass Bugs will charge an annual membership fee and a weekly fee to help towards the costs of hall hire and costumes.Membership will be limited to 50.The group is also actively seeking sponsorship.To find out more about Boogie Bass Bugs, call (01404) 42689/07766020667 or (01404) 44923/07964945309.

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