On the 9th May 2015 a new Carnival Court Selection Night will take place at the West Mersea WI Hall, Kingsland Road!
We are looking for New Court Members who represent Mersea and the neighbouring communities, we are also taking entries for elections from the neighbouring villages Peldon, Blackheath, Langenhoe, Abberton and Fingringhoe as well as our participating entries from East and West Mersea!
The Carnival Association carried out a brilliant Easter Egg Hunt this year from 12th-19th April 14, that led all participants through the village of West Mersea.
A lot of shop owners kindly sponsored a small space in their shop windows to display the hand painted eggs in a hidden location of their choice. The participants picked up their entry forms for a donation at ‘Chrisyslden Crafts’ and ‘ShabbyAnd’ and had to find the eggs and take note of the letters, that were painted on the eggs..but not only find the letters but shuffle them around to make up the the mystery sentence ‘ Here comes the Easter Bunny!‘ We had over 30 participants who took part and the response from participants and shop owners alike was positive and the children thoroughly enjoyed the hunt.
On Saturday the 19th April 14, we had built up a stall in front of ‘ShabbyAnd’ where we collected the entry forms and handed out the chocolate ‘trophies’ to the successful participants (kindly sponsored by STARBUCKS)
We also made people aware that we would like more people involved into our fun Carnival activities and would love to see new faces and support at our upcoming Court selection night on 17th May 14 at the Tennis Clubhouse at the Glebe! Maybe you would like to join us?
Many thanks for the great support to ‘Chrisylden Crafts’ and ‘ShabbyAnd’ who patiently handed out our entry forms and especially a grateful THANK YOU to Sarah at ‘ShabbyAnd’, who kept us warm on the Saturday in the sometimes drizzly cool spells throughout the morning, with teas and coffees, which we very much appreciated!!
We hope to have furthermore the great support of all the participating fabulous shops of West Mersea throughout the year on other planned events and hope that we can help to encourage more customers to walk through their doors too!
Details of the preparation for the New Court Selection night are currently being discussed and planned and we will keep you updated- hope you drop in here soon again!
Here some more pictures of some of the fun hidden places in some shop fronts, kindly taken and sponsored by Sean Boks Photography:
The search is on for the 2013 – 14 Carnival King, Queen and Princesses!! Are you keen to support the local community and have some fun? Do you have a pleasant personality and good sense of humour? Do you enjoy meeting people and live on Mersea Island or attend the Island’s Primary school?
Then come and join us! Get in touch now or see us outside the W.I Hall on the morning of the 9th, 16th or 23rd March for more details and a sign up form.
Selection Night is being held at The Royal British Legion hall on the evening of the 27th April.
Come and meet our new Carnival King, Queen and princesses and join them in a cup of tea and a piece of cake!
Our Carnival Court are hosting their 1st fund raising event, this time to raise funds to pay for the Carnival itself. Come and support them and the Carnival on Sunday 12th August 2012 between 2 and 5 pm at 80 Fairhaven Avenue, West Mersea.
A minimum donation of £1 is suggested for a drink and cake with all profits raised going towards the 2012 Carnival.