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Newton Abbot Town Council News
Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 13th December thanks to the lantern parade in the town. Approx. 200 pupils from Bearnes, Wolborough, All Saints, Decoy, Bradley Barton, Haytor View, Highweek & St Joseph’s Primary Schools took pride in parading their colourful Christmas lanterns through the streets of Newton Abbot towards the Clock Tower. The theme this year was ‘Into the Deep’ and the lanterns varied from fish and dolphins to seahorses and whales, it truly was a ‘sea’ of colour. A big thank you to local artist Tony Gee and other members of the Creation Myth Puppets who were able to make this fantastic event possible once again, working in partnership with Newton Abbot Town Council....
This year’s Newton Abbot Town Carnival has now ended and due to the great support received it enabled to the carnival having a very successful and entertaining week.
Running on a tight Budget the carnival managed to stage a good assortment of events to suit all ages and interests ranging from the Spectacle of the Crowning of the Carnival Queen (CLICK HERE for pictures of the day) and the Carnival Procession to the energy of the Fun Run, the Children’s Fun Games evening and the Tractor Pull. Also from the Performances of the Carnival afternoon entertainers, Band Concert from Carnival Praise to the elegance of the Tea Dancers. Finally the Intelligent quizzers to the sheer game of chance that is Bingo. Quite a list I think you will agree.