Skip to main content

Getting ready for The Big Man!

Yes.


We know. It’s still November, and now we’re about to drop the C word…

C. H. R. I. S. T. M. A. S.

And whilst you might be thinking that it’s a bit early for that sort of thing, we at the Doddington Carnival committee are already  getting into Christmas-mode. 

We have to. 

We’ve already been on the phone to the Big Man – Mr. S. Claus, that is - about his visit to Doddington early in December, and he’s really keen and upbeat about our little village. So, we’re trying to make sure that we’ll be ready for his arrival on the 7th, 8th AND 9th of December!!

  • Several of the committee guys have been polishing-up Santa’s road-sleigh for him, and getting a few Christmas-y tunes on in preparation, as it really does take months to get sorted for it all.
  • We’ve got routes to plan, and people to organise, and jolly health-and-safety plans to worry about.
  • Posters and e-flyers to design/make/print/distribute.

And whilst Santa can quickly zip along the Christmas line across the world, our tour of Doddington will be taking a much slower route… three days, to be truthful!  For those that might not have seen what goes on, we’ll split the village up into three, and each evening for three evenings, we’ll bring Santa out to see boys and girls of all ages, at your door! 

We’re still working with the Elves to finalise the exact route, as the village has grown a little bit, but we’ll publish the plans online as soon as we can.  But one things for certain – you’ll definitely HEAR us coming down the road! Music will be rocking the streets, so keep an ear out and come out and say hello!

We’ll be our there, come rain or shine, all in the name of collecting money for next year’s Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.  So anything that you contribute is so very greatly received! 

Hope to see you out there!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Job Vacancies!

Every year, we’re always asked if there are any jobs that people can chip in to help us with, and each year – jobs like helping out on the day of the carnival, helping to set-up the field, or to take it all down again.  In our Carnival Committee meetings, we always talk about getting a Jobs List up on the website ahead of time, and each year, we don’t get around to do it. It’s not that we’re forgetful, or don’t care about it – we do. It’s just that with busy working lives, children and other ‘life stuff’, it gets… prioritised… at the bottom of the list!  But now, we’ve done it!  We’ve started a Jobs List on the Doddington Carnival website where you can check-out what help we need and throw your name into the ring to help!We’ve got the Race Night with a Twist coming up very soon, and there’s a job or two on there already for that (but there will be more!!) and then we’re into the preparations for the big events in July!So please, have a look! Get in touch, ideally sooner rather than la…

Wiki…what?

Question: ”Would you like to not only help the
Doddington Village Sports and Carnival,
but also help the WHOLE OF THE INTERNET?”Well, now you can, and from the comfort of your own home!Here’s what we mean.  We’ve noticed that there’s a piece of internet history that’s currently missing on the following Wikipedia page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doddington,_Cambridgeshire…namely, the part about the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival!In case you’re not in the know, here’s a quick link to what Wikipedia is and what it’s all about: Wikipedia: Introduction.Now, according to Wikipedia’s rules, we’re not allowed to add this missing piece, as we’re ‘too close to the subject’, meaning that as we’re part of the Carnival Committee, we’re not best placed to add to Wikipedia, as we’d be biased writing about the work that we do, and the fun and enjoyment that we all get back from it.BUT YOU CAN!So, here’s your task: Add the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival to the internet’s his…

Race Night With a Twist!

The Doddington Village Sports and Carnival’s first (ever!) Race Night With a Twist has come and gone!We had a great evening of entertainment, betting and posing with hobby horses!Everyone who came had a thoroughbred of an evening, leaving some guests a little ‘horse’!Here’s a few of the photos that we’ve taken on the evening, where you can see the ‘Jockeys’ lined up on the game board, awaiting the roll of the fateful dice.  We’re hoping to stage another Race Night With a Twist, as it really was one that ran away with us!To add to everything, all ‘Jockeys’ in all races were given a free gift of a t-shirt, courtesy of Sewlo Embroidery, based in Doddington.All in all, a brilliant evening, thanks to everyone that came along, as well as to everyone that helped to get it up and running. Fantastic effort.