Thousands turn out to support the Worthing Rotary Carnival

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DARTH Vader, Snow White and the team from Ghost Busters were among the colourful sights at Worthing Rotary Carnival taking place today (Monday,August 27).

Crowds of thousands packed the seafront to take in the sights and sounds of the annual spectacular raising money for a range of charities.

Worthing mayor Charles James praised the event, which took its traditional route to Steyne Gardens, where a wide-range of stalls kept families entertained.

Some of the highlights included the chance to have your photo taken with an Olympic torch in return for a charitable donation, live folk music, country dancing and an opportunity to try out a traditional wooden bowling alley.

Mr James enthused: “Just look around and see so many people having a fine time for a good cause. With the national bowls competition on, Birdman last week and now this, it seems Worthing is really humming.

“The floats for the carnival have been wonderful and this has been one of the best turnouts they have ever had. Normally I’ve been a judge for it, so it’s nice to just be here and have fun.”

Worthing resident Jenny Gordine described it as “a really good day for all the family.”

- For a full report see the next edition of the Worthing Herald