CARNIVAL 2017: Support Carnival by buying goodies from Official Carnival Sellers
PEOPLE are being urged to buy Carnival goodies for Saturday (November 4, 2017) night’s Bridgwater Carnival from Official Carnival Sellers which are in the town.
Products offered for sale by the Official Carnival Sellers will include flashing wands, batons and windmills, whistles, bunny ears and many other items which children love at carnivals. Prices will range from £2 to £4.
All money raised will go directly back into the Bridgwater Carnival funds.
Bridgwater Carnival is one of 14 Somerset Carnival towns who have joined forces this year to combat the rapid expansion of the large group of street traders who invade their streets during Carnival parades.
A Bridgwater Carnival spokesman said: “These pedlars seldom contribute anything towards the running costs of the festivities and we have serious concerns that the public mistakenly assume that they are supporting Carnival through their purchases from these traders.”
But it should be pointed out that the street pedlars are not doing anything wrong and are legally allowed to trade anywhere they like in the country.
The Carnival spokesman added: “We are therefore powerless to remove them from the streets. So, it’s a case of if we can’t beat them we have to join them. By doing so our aim is to redistribute some of their massive profits to offset some of our ever increasing costs.”
PHOTO – TOP: Official Carnival Sellers in Bridgwater on Saturday (November 4, 2017) afternoon.
PHOTO – ABOVE: Look out for the Official Carnival Sellers logo.