is crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen
year-old Jenna Picton was selected as Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival
Queen on Saturday evening (July 21st).
a packed ceremony in Burnham's Princess Theatre, the King Alfred
School student was chosen by a panel of judges to lead this year's
carnival parade following a special selection event.
judges - who included Burnham's MP Tessa Munt, pictured above
- also picked this year's two Princesses, Rachael Nicol (9) and
Lily Kilduff (9).
Queen Jenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am really thrilled
and honoured to have been chosen as queen."
the evening, each of the 15 nominees was asked a series of questions
to assess their personality by commentator Les Barber followed
by further questions from the judges, MP Tessa Munt, Carnival
President Malcolm Borland, Lucy Gunter from the Lucy Gunter School
of Arts, and Lions President Greg Kelloway (pictured).
Lions Club, which organises the annual selection evening, said
it had been pleased with the support shown for this year's competition.
Ken Smout said: "This evening has been a real credit to Burnham
and Highbridge. A great amount of effort has been put in by the
organisers and those taking part, for which we are very grateful."
Les Barber told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the organisers had been
pleased with the high standard of entries again this year.
girls answered the questions really well and it was a great evening
all round," he said.
thanked the panel of judges plus the Lucy Gunter School of Arts,
which performed a dance routine during the evening, plus the sponsors
Holiday Resort Unity, Mister Fudge, Northam Farm, Vanda Flowers,
Warren Farm, Lucy Gunter and the Small Business Accountancy Company.
selection of the queen is the first event in the run-up to this
year's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which will be held on
Monday November 12th.
The new Queen and two Princesses with the judges, Mayor and former
Queen and Princesses at the end of Saturday's ceremony
The participants lined up on the stage at The Princess for the
Burnham Olympic torch bearer Jason Vickers with the three at
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2012