Whitchurch has selected it’s 2011 Carnival Queen, Princess and Attendants, at a very special evening held at the Gill Nethercott Centre in conjunction with the Chill2This Youth Club.

Ably arranged by the Festival Committee, the event attracted a good number of entries who were selected by a panel of judges, undertaking one of the most challenging community events of the year.
All through the evening the judges were exposed to waves of enthusiasm for the Whitchurch community. As the evening progressed it was clear there was enough talent there for many Queens and Princesses!

The Queen is chosen…
The Whitchurch Town Carnival Queen for 2011 is Clare Miller (12). Claire’s involvement with the Scouts and their cherishing of the Kingfisher group was very impressive and she amazed the judges with her ambition to own her own bakery.
And two Attendants…
Two Attendants were also chosen, Chloe Roberts (13) and Alicia Holt (11). They both spoke of their dreams, singing and dancing, football skills, public speaking and the importance of inspiration and good judgement.

The Princess is also chosen…
The Carnival Princess for 2011 is Abigail Davis (9). Abigail spoke of Community Value, the importance of Friends and of welcoming people to Whitchurch
And her Attendant is…
The Attendant to the Princess is Summer Coughtrey (8). Summer spoke of the importance of Environmental matters and the love of our close community.

Congratulations go to the girls, all of whom are pupils at our local schools and they are wished a happy, enjoyable and busy year ahead.

Many thanks are due…
The Festival Committee would like to sincerely thank the judges for their kindness and thoughtfulness towards the entrants. The judges were the Mayor & Mayoress Cllr. John Clark & Mrs Rosemary Crumplin, Mr Graham Burgess, Ms Gillian Anderson and Mrs Caroline Barber. They performed a very difficult task beautifully.

Thanks are also due to Mr John Wiltshire and his helpers at the Chill2This Youth Club. The organisers were made to feel very welcome within this lovely, friendly group of young people.

Official Crowning
The official crowning will take place on the Meadow at the May Day holiday.

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For details of festival events see the Festival website: Whitchurch Festival