Friends of the Library at Chagford Carnival!

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We took part in the Chagford Carnival Parade yesterday, and had a jolly good time! Here’s our Carnival group in the picture above: made up of local Library Friends both young and old…plus librarian Erica Loram (the Queen of Hearts). We were also joined by two visiting writers in support of our library campaign: Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. (Click on the links if you’d like to know more about their work.) We wore costumes from our two big summer events: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hollow Meadow.

Many thanks to all who participated — especially our young Alice and Mad Hatter — and to everyone in Chagford who cheered us along the way!

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Thanks also to the Chagford Pantomime group, Jenny Gayton, and Todd & Carol for costume and mask loans; to all who helped with signs and photographs; and to the Chagford Carnival Committee for their hard work.

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The photographs here were kindly provided by Neil Tappenden and Lin Copeland. The art in the “Save Our Library” poster is by Winslow Homer (1836-1910).

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