LAST year heavy rain saw Elland’s summer charity carnival cancelled at the last minute.
But organisers are hoping for some sun as it returns on Saturday, July 6.
With a sports day, procession through the town and action-packed fun day, David McCorie is hopeful they can raise lots for charity.
This year proceeds will go to the Save Elland Baths fund, a community-led campaign to repair and re-open the town’s swimming pool.
David said: “Everything is ready, we just hope we won’t have the rain like we did last year when it poured down and waterlogged the fields.
“Events start at 10.15am with a sports day of all the local schools, then the procession works its way through the town at 12pm with activities from 12.45pm at Boxhall playing fields.”
Special guest is Tim Hogarth, who appears on BBC1’s Dickinson’s Real Deals as a valuation expert.
People can take their valuables or antiques along to the event and get Tim’s expert opinion.
There’s also a mass balloon release, birds of prey, entertainment by Elland Silver Band, a dog show, bouncy castle, stalls and more.
It was all called off last year when a month’s rain fell in 24 hours. Some of the events took place in October instead.
David added: “We do what we can for local causes and in previous years what we’ve raised has gone to support activities for children. This year it will support the Save Elland Baths cause.”
The town’s swimming pool was closed by Calderdale Council in December 2011 due to structural dangers. It has never re-opened.
The Elland Baths Community Association has secured an asset transfer to take over the running of the building from the council.
The association of residents and councillors hope to raise £150,000 towards re-opening the town’s swimming pool and apply for grants from other organisations.