Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Queen is crowned at pageant
Fear, 17, was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen during
a special pageant ceremony in the town last night (Friday, April
annual Carnival Queen and Princess Pageant evening took place at
The Princess Theatre, where Melissa was chosen by a panel of judges
to lead this year's carnival parade.
judges also selected this year's two Carnival Princesses - 7 year-old
Sofia Mathews and 6 year-old Maisie Phillips.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com she is delighted to have been picked for
the role. "It's such an honour to have been chosen to lead
the carnival - I didn't expect to win! I love the carnival - it's
such a great event and I was keen to take part."
Rees, who compered the event with Lilly Keepin, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We had a superb quality line-up of entrants this year - 13
girls in total. They were all marvellous and the judges had a tough
job choosing the winners."
the evening, each of the nominees was asked a question and encouraged
to show their individual personalities. The judges, Tina Hooke,
Phil New, Malcolm Borland and Lynne Lester, pictured below, assessed
them and picked the winners.
Chairman Phil New thanked last year's Queen, Hannah Sainsbury, for
all her work throughout the past 12 months. In her outgoing speech,
Hannah thanked the community of Burnham and Highbridge for making
it such a "memorable, special year".
new queen's selection is the first event in the run-up to the 2017
Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which will be held on Monday November
to 2017 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival