Search is on for carnival court

PUBLISHED: 14:12 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 21:35 29 May 2010

Last year’s carnival court - Queen Danielle Bussell and Princesses, Chloe Dews and Holly-Jane Webberley - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Last year’s carnival court - Queen Danielle Bussell and Princesses, Chloe Dews and Holly-Jane Webberley - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

IF YOU have ever fantasised of being a queen or princess, now is your chance to make your dreams come true. The hunt is on for the next Dunmow Carnival Court. The organisers of this year s event are on the look out for a girl aged 13 or over to be queen f

IF YOU have ever fantasised of being a queen or princess, now is your chance to make your dreams come true.

The hunt is on for the next Dunmow Carnival Court. The organisers of this year's event are on the look out for a girl aged 13 or over to be queen for a year. Also needed are two princesses, who should be aged between eight and 12.

The three chosen girls will receive new dresses, suitable for such a prestigious position, and represent the town at the Dunmow Carnival when they parade through the town in their own float.

They also get to attend other carnivals throughout Essex.

Kathleen Cooper, member for the Carnival Procession Committee, said: "It's a really good fun evening and the girls always enjoy themselves.

"We have anything between 20 and 45 girls all hoping to be the Queen or one of the princesses and they are judged by a specially selected panel.

Last year's winners took part in the carnival that featured more than 30 floats.

Organisers are promising that this year's event, taking place on Saturday September 15, will be bigger than ever.

The selection will take place at the Dourdan Pavilion at the Recreation Ground, off The Causeway, on Friday March 30. The evening starts at 7.30pm and is divided into the two separate age categories.

The panel of judges will include the Broadcast's very own assistant sales manager Linda Grant, ex-mayor David Beedle and Mike Perry, the chairman of the Chamber of Trade and Commerce in Dunmow.

There will be a sparkling new look to this years procession as new bunting has been supplied by the Dunmow Chamber of Commerce and banners are also being introduced to decorate High Street.

Organisors are looking for people to sponsor the banners at £25 each. For more information, contact Kathleen Cooper on 01371 873297.

Entry for spectators is £1 for adults and 50p for children and includes refreshments.

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