MOLD CARNIVAL organisers have paid tribute to the event and its volunteers in what has been described as 'the best yet'. 

This year's carnival took place on Sunday (July 16) on the Kendrick's Field and The Rec as families flocked in their numbers to attend the annual free event. 

Mold Carnival played host to a collection of memorable entertainment which included performances from Britain's Got Talent's Richard and Adam, a giant T-rex, and much more. 

Mayor of Mold, Cllr Teresa Carberry led the plaudits for the event which saw a collective effort from volunteers across the community: "Mold Carnival was yet again another wonderful, successfully planned family day out for everyone! Rain most certainly did not stop play and we were even visited by a T-Rex!

"My sincere thanks to the stalwart Magnicent Seven (of Mold), whose hard work, organisational skills and months of preparation and planning, culminated in a day of excitement, fun and entertainment, and better still it was all free!

"My admiration and thanks go to the volunteers also, some of whom were town councillors, who put up, and down, fences, erected gazebos, picked up litter, put out seats…I could go on!

"Volunteers reflect the community of Mold’s compassion, unselfish caring patience and in that we are a rich town. To quote Elizabeth Andrew, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.”

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The mayor went on to pay tribute to her deputy, Cllr Sarah Taylor who had a huge hand in ensuring proceedings went smoothly: "Thanks to my Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sarah Taylor for keeping us all on track from the stage, throughout the day, and even correctly forecasting the short midday shower!"


Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sarah Taylor added: "[It was] Another brilliant Mold carnival, it was amazing to see so many people out there enjoying themselves.

"The key to this event is providing a wide variety of entertainment for all the family, include as many of our community groups as possible, and supplement that with some professional entertainers and events too.

"Apart from one small rain shower the weather was kind to us, it’s the one thing we have no control over! Seven volunteer committee members take seven months to put this event together and we are supported by 30 on the day volunteers and we are extremely grateful to each and every one of them.

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"The view across Kendrick’s field from the stage was an amazing sea of happy people having a great day out.

"Lastly, the biggest thanks goes to our very own Jane Evans from Mold Town Council for her amazing skills in organising and leading such a huge event."

Jane Evans, Mold Town Council's Events and Community Engagement officer, is a prominent figure when organising such events and was overjoyed with the response to another successful Mold community event and extended her thanks to volunteers: "Wow. What an amazing day yesterday and apart from a small shower, the great British weather was kind to us.

"Thank you all for making Mold Carnival the best yet, to all those who can along to enjoy what we had planned for you, to all our amazing performers, our Time2Shine entrants, the stunt show team, Zeus the T-Rex, DJ Cookie, Full of Character for bringing a host of film and cartoon characters, the fun fair, Army Careers, all our stall holders, food and drink, security team and our sponsors. 

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"Lastly but by no means least our absolutely marvellous volunteers, from the small committee group of seven many of whom were there at 6am in the morning until 9.30pm at night and all those volunteers who come along on the day to help set up / take down and ensure the event runs smoothly including our fantastic photography Phil Tugwell.

"To all our volunteers - thank you."