July 31, 2011
is crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen!
year-old Jenny Yip was selected to become Burnham-On-Sea's new
Carnival Queen on Saturday evening (July 30th).
a packed ceremony in Burnham's Princess Theatre, the King Alfred
School student was chosen by a panel of five judges to lead this
year's carnival parade.
Lions Club, which organised the event, said it was delighted with
the support for this year's competition, which saw six girls running
for the role of Queen (pictured right) and 20 for the two positions
Queen Jenny told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am completely surprised
to have won and also incredibly honoured. The excitement is now
really starting to build for the big day in November."
judges also selected this year's two Princesses, who will accompany
the Queen, as Catherine Tolley (9) and Alyssa Jarvis (8).
the evening, each of the nominees was asked a series of questions
to assess their personality by commentator Russell Dyson followed
by a further question from the judges, who included Malcolm Borland,
President of Burnham Carnival Association, Julie West from N-Hance
Hair Studio, Mayor Michael Clarke, Lucy Gunter from the Lucy Gunter
Dance School and Lions President Scott Walsh.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had a great turnout this year
and a very high standard of entries. The girls answered the questions
really well and it was a wonderful evening all round."
voting for the position of queen was incredibly close, which demonstrated
the high standard and tough decision we had. We are delighted
with the final choice and Jenny will be a superb queen."
thanked the panel of judges, DJ Paul Hayle, commentator Russell
Dyson, and Highbridge's Lucy Gunter Dance School, who performed
a dance routine during the interlude.
selection of the queen is the first event during the run-up to
the 2011 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which will be held on
Monday November 7th.
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2011
The Princess nominees waiting to hear if they had been selected
And the queen nominees faced a nervous wait to see if they had
won the crown
Last year's Queen
Anna Kevan and Mayor Michael Clarke congratulated Jenny
judges - Malcolm Borland, President of Burnham Carnival Association,
Julie West from N-Hance Hair Studio, Burnham's Mayor Michael Clarke,
Lucy Gunter from the Lucy Gunter Dance School and Lions President
Lucy Gunter Dancers impressed the audience with their performance
during the interval (Pictures: Burnham-On-Sea.com & Mike Lang)