Youngsters chosen to lead town carnival processions in Biggleswade and Sandy

Biggleswade carnival selection winners 2017

Biggleswade carnival selection winners 2017 - Credit: Archant

Royalty has been selected to lead the processions at two of the region’s major carnivals.

On April 2, judges in Biggleswade selected 12-year-old Chloe Hanahoe as this year’s carnival queen.

Nine-year-old Rosie Walker was chosen as princess royal and Adam Horner, six, got the carnival prince accolade.

Yvette Swinburn who helps organise Biggleswade carnival, said: “It was a successful afternoon and we would like to thank everyone involved and the Biggleswade Social Club where the event was held

“Carnival parade day is Saturday, June 24. Now is the time to download an application form to enter a float, vehicle or walkers and join in the fun.”

The theme of this year’s carnival is nursery rhymes.

For further information about entering floats, contact Pam on 07488 701527.

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The annual prince and princess competition for the Sandy carnival was also held at the Roundabout Club in Sandy on Sunday, March 19.

Organisers said there was an excellent turnout with 14 potential princesses and five potential princes.

The judging was carried out by 2016 Sandy carnival Queen, Jackie Horn and Paralympic silver and bronze medallist, Harriet Lee with a team of local judges.

The winners were Zoeii Armiger and Toby Gardiner, both seven years old and of Robert Peel Lower School. They were crowned by the outgoing prince and princess, Lui and Madison and were presented with their trophies and prizes which were donated by the town’s carnival association chair, Hayley Stewart.

The carnival association said they would like to thank The Roundabout Club for the use of their function room, LDR Plasterers Ltd for sponsoring the food, Munch Box Cafe’s Pete and Robbie who donated gifts for the new prince and princess, and the judges, the outgoing carnival Queen and Harriet who also bought along her medals for the children to see.

This year’s Sandy carnival kicks off at 1pm on June 17 in the field at Sandye Place Academy. There will be a mix of 40 to 50 stalls. The carnival parade will leave All Saints Way, Sandy at 1.30pm.