A warning that failure to support Narberth Civic Week could mean the end of one of the highlights in the summer calendar in Pembrokeshire has been issued this week.
Mayor of Narberth, Clr. Mrs. Ruth Platt, and the Civic Week committee made the comments following a disappointing turnout for the choosing of the Carnival Queens, attendants and page boys held at the rugby club on Thursday.
The event was well-advertised by flyers delivered to Narberth CP School and posters displayed in shop windows, but the amount of children that turned up was very poor.
“We needed your support for this year and future years to hold this event to enable us to have a Carnival Queen float for this year’s carnival and for the future,” said Clr. Mrs. Platt.
“If there was no carnival to finish the end of Civic Week, it would disastrous.
“Please support in any way you can for this year and for future years, as no support may mean no Civic Week.”
Clr. Mrs. Platt added: “We had to hold the judging on the Thursday night as we were led to believe that there was an event in the RFC club on the Friday night and that we had to commence the judging and disco at 7 pm and not earlier as the disco organiser works until late and does not charge for his services, for which the committee would like to thank him.”
Those chosen were: Carnival Queen - Lily Ella Taylor, attendants - Erin Unsworth and Amy Jones, Princess - Shay Leathers, Fairy Queen - Alexis Griffiths, attendant - Leah Jones, Page Boy - Finley Davies, Prince - Sonny Gibbard.
Thanks go to all who took part and also to Narberth RFC and Mr. Andrew Jenkins.