photos: Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen is selected
year-old Anna Kevan was selected by a panel of judges as Burnham-On-Sea's
new Carnival Queen on Saturday night (July 31st).
a packed ceremony held in Burnham's Princess Theatre, the King
Alfred School student was chosen by the four judges to lead this
year's carnival parade.
will be accompanied by two Princesses, Katrina Doyle and Agatha
Parrott, who were also chosen on Saturday night.
said afterwards she was "very honoured" to have been
picked. "I'm really delighted to have been selected - I can't
wait for the big day in November!" she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Lions Club, who organised the event, said they were pleased with
the response to this year's competition, with five youngsters
running for the position of Queen and 21 for the role of Princess.
group's Andrew Bryant told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Entries were
well up on last year and there does appear to be growing interest
in the event, which bodes well for the future."
of the candidates was asked a series of questions by the commentator,
followed by one question from the judges, who included Malcolm
Borland from Burnham Carnival Association, Mike Barsby from Brean
Leisure Park, Julie West from N-Hance Hair Studio and Dawn Grey
from the BEES drama group (Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society).
Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress were also there to open the show
as special guests.
new Queen and Princesses will lead the Highbridge and Burnham
Carnival Procession on Monday November 8th.
in the running for the two Princess positions were Kayley Brown,
Lauren Caines, Bethanie Collins, Hollie Collins, Abigail Clifton,
Kody Crosby, Rowen Crosby, Katrina Doyle, Catherine Emerson, Sarah
Gratton, Charlotte Hockey, Kaitlin Jarvis, Charlotte Johnson,
Daisy May Kilduff, Lily Ann Kilduff, Bailey Morgan, Agatha Parrott,
Abigail Peake, Holly Russam, Phoebe Sealey and Ellen Smithers
five girls in the running for the position of Queen were Faye
Davis, Naomi Day, Anna Kevan, Kirstie Marie Miller and Elsie Radford
judges Malcolm Borland, Mike Barsby, Julie West and Dawn Grey
said they were impressed by the quality of all the entrants
large audience in the Princess listened to short interviews with
each of the entrants during Saturday's event
of Burnham-On-Sea Lions, who oversaw the event, were praised by
the town's Mayor, Michael Clarke
Princesses Katrina Doyle and Agatha Parrott with Queen Anna Kevan
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