The Rilla Mill Carnival and Summer Fayre took place on Saturday, July 29 organised by Rilla Mill Village Hall committee members. 

Entrants for the carnival were very small this time but nonetheless they gathered once the judging had taken place by Christopher and Pauline Daniel. 

They all proceeded through the village led from the village hall by Launceston Town Band to Parson’s Meadow for the Crowning of the Carnival King, Bobby Morse, and Queen Natalie Kilby, by a senior member of the community, Jack Davy.

Fun continued with plenty of activities to enjoy while the band played joyful music, plus there was a BBQ and tasty light bites from the field kitchen. 

The children’s Model Raft Race took place with 27 floating their way towards the winning line near the bridge. 

A little later, the annual Duck Race took place with in excess of 1,300 ducks taking to the water. 

The money raised for the upkeep of the village hall and Parson’s Meadow will be announced later.

Thanks are expressed to all those who helped in any way, took part in the carnival and to all who attended on thankfully a dry day!

Results – Carnival: Best Group – Little Links; Best Dressed Adult – 1st George Drew, 2nd Mel Kilby; 3rd Simon Morse. Under 12s – 1st Stacey Lloyd, 2nd Alice Carthew, Joint 3rd Dylan Bray & Reuben Davy. Best Dressed “Queens”– Ruby Wheeler, 2nd Sue Bolt, 3rd Darren Bolt.

Raft Race (see pictures page 13): Owners of the Fastest – 1st Ruby Wheeler, 2nd Millie Northey & 3rd Alex Towers; Best models – 1st Maxwell Oxenham, 2nd Peter & Alice Carthew, 3rd Merryn Davy.

Skittles: Adults – J Peters with score of 18; Junior – Jayden Butcher with score of 17

Wellie Wanging: Adult furthest throw – Philip Watson 86ft 10 ins; Junior – Jack Kilby 39ft 11ins.

Hook A Duck: Stacey.

Name the Duck: Lucky Ducky – Millie Jackson

Chuck A Duck: Adult – Richard Gribble, Junior – Ollie Thom.

Duck Race: 1st Finley Watson £100, 2nd Carolyn Kempthorne £50, 3rd Pauline Pascoe £25, 4th Dorothy Read £10. £5 winners: Lyn Debnam, Jan Norman, Ashley Fisher, Pauline Daniels, David Lobban, Lucas Mann, Lucy Gomer, Becky Thom x 3, Louise Hopes, Juliette Maunder, Wendy Lesley, Maisy, Joan Gimblett, Rob Price, Sue Maunder, Darcy Sutton, Jenny Mills and Edna Howlett.