crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen
year-old Emma Nicholson was selected as Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival
Queen on Friday night (September 6th).
a packed ceremony in Burnham's Holiday Village, the teenager was
chosen by a panel of judges to lead this year's carnival parade
following a special selection evening.
judges also picked this year's Princesses, Pheobe Stargatt,
16, and Amber Hayward, 7.
said was "excited and honoured" to have been picked
for the role.
the evening, each of the nominees was asked to answer questions
about their hobbies and interests and show an awareness of the
community, plus a knowledge and understanding of the district.
pageant included entertainment from the Lucy Gunter Dance School
and a Katy Perry tribute.
queen's appointment is the first event in the run-up to this year's
Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which will be held on Monday
of the organisers, Linda Bullimore, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Carnival Queen is chosen as an ambassador for the Carnival as
well as the precincts of Highbridge and Burnham."
is hoped that the Carnival Queen will assist with community cohesion
projects in the area over the year."
Top, the new queen and princesses at Friday's event and, above,
the nominees (pics: Jonathan Smith and Mike Lang)
The judges had the difficult job of choosing the princesses and
The Lucy Gunter dancers entertained the audience during the evening