Report on March Summer Festival 2001

Report from the The March (Cambs) Times Friday July 13 2001

Rain failed to get in the way of the festivities at March Summer Festival on Saturday.l

The public took part in a wide variety of activities, including the March Times fancy dress competition, sponsored by Fenland’s top newspaper, joint winners of which were 10-year-old Toni Arnold and her nine-year-old sister Lauren.
The festival also marked the return of Colourscape, a colour and music experience aimed at all ages, which will stay in town until Saturday.

There were nearly 40 stalls set up in West End Park, offering everything from bric-a-brac to face-painting and tombola. All the money raised from these stalls will be put back into local charities by March Lions Club.

Highlight of the day was the carnival parade of floats. The seven floats this year were cheered on by crowds who braved the elements to line the town centre route.

The winning float, by the Millennium Players, was awarded the Summer Festival Cup, donated by the mayor of March, Cllr Peter Skoulding.

During the parade, which was organised by Flt Lt Michael Eke, officer in charge of March Air Cadets, a collection for the East Anglian Air Ambulance raised £629.