Carnival spirit underway

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival also known just as Eastbourne Carnival June 2nd 2012 E23011N''N.B.Personal pictures by staff photographer but may be sold and reproduced by JP.
Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival also known just as Eastbourne Carnival June 2nd 2012 E23011N''N.B.Personal pictures by staff photographer but may be sold and reproduced by JP.

Carnival fever is sweeping across Eastbourne with less than two weeks until the grand seafront procession.

The search for a carnival queen and princess is almost over as judges make their final decisions and the winner will be announced in this week’s Eastbourne Herald on Friday.

Organisers say all the plans are in place to make this year’s event on Saturday May 25 a bumper event and fun for all the family.

The parade starts at 4pm at Princes Park and will wind its way along the seafront finishing at the Western Lawns.

There are a number of floats and entries from businesses, organisations and charities as well as walking participants, marching bands and dancers.

So far, the following entries have been received: 1066 Harley Davidson Owners Group, Ability Hound, Bespoke Cycle Group, Bishop Bell CE School Samba Band, Bolivian Pride UK, Bugles & Drums of the Stedfast Association, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, Domino’s Pizza, East Sussex Foster Care Association, Eastbourne & Wealden YMCA, Eastbourne Bonfire Society, Eastbourne Demelza House Support Group, Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Eastbourne Lifeguards, Eastbourne Lions Basketball Club, Eastbourne RNLI, Eastbourne Rotary Clubs, Eastbourne Skate Club, Eastbourne Territorial Army, Eastbourne Theatres, Eastbourne Working Mens Club, Euro Afro World/Destina Media/Empowering Media, Fairtrade Eastbourne, Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre, Friends of Princes Park, Greenpeace, Kingfisher Scout Band, Kings Church, Magicabula, the mayor and mayoress, Pentacle Drummers, Save the DGH Campaign, Senlac Highsteppers, Smiths Swimming Club, Sovereign FM, Sq Magazine, St Johns Meads CE Primary School, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Stagecoach, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne Ethnic Minority Group, The Glass Slippers, The Little Theatre/Cavendish School, The Rattonians, The Wonder Girls, Your Phone Care and the Eastbourne Carnival Queen and Princess.