FENLAND: Karen wins her own chauffer driven day out to join the Big Parade in March
A WOMAN from Chatteris has won the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard competition to drive in a Bentley in this year s March Carnival. The competition, run in our papers last month, means that Karen Matthews and two of her family members can enjoy a morning to
A WOMAN from Chatteris has won the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard competition to drive in a Bentley in this year's March Carnival.
The competition, run in our papers last month, means that Karen Matthews and two of her family members can enjoy a morning to remember on the day of the carnival.
She will be collected in the classic car by Editor John Elworthy, who will act as her chauffeur for the morning.
Once in the car, kindly loaned to the paper by MT Motors of Whittlesey, she will be driven to March to enjoy a slap up breakfast at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel.
After breakfast, and a short tour of the Fens, the Bentley will join the other entries for the parade which starts from City Road Car Park.
"I'm delighted to win," said Karen. "I enter several competitions but this is definitely the one I had hoped to win."
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The three-day March Summer Festival will be held this weekend, with a full programme of entertainment for all the family.
The festival will included a gala parade, rock and pop concerts, a picnic in the park and children's entertainment.
On Friday the event kicks off in West End Park, with an evening of entertainment on the open stage, with various local bands performing, alongside the Peterborough based rock/metal/rap band Cameltoe.
Saturday is Gala Day, with March Lions running a table top sale and charity stalls in the park, starting at 8am.
A parade will pass through the town between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, followed by arena and stage events in the park, in conjunction with March Lions. There will be a fancy dress competition, and entertainment will be provided by Peterborough Pipe Band; Alison's Street Dancing; Wississippi Jazzmen and Lisa Dickinson's Dance Mania.
Pop in the Park begins on the open air stage in the park around 3.30pm, with bands including Storey, The Journey, Los Kiosk Bears, 59ers, Monkey's Uncle, Loose Baby Charlotte and Krak'n.
Festivities continue to Sunday, with Picnic in the Park starting at 12 noon, with performances by March Brass 2000, Phil Hare, and the Ivan Garford Jazz Quintet. Children's activities will include a circus skills workshop and story telling. Rounding off the celebrations will be a Sunday evening concert by the Alan Norris Big Band, starting at 7.30pm