Catherine chosen as carnival queen

New carni val queen Catherine Evans, deputy queen Sherilyn Yorke and princesses Abi Yorke and Nia Rees at the selection event at Wellingborough Museum

New carni val queen Catherine Evans, deputy queen Sherilyn Yorke and princesses Abi Yorke and Nia Rees at the selection event at Wellingborough Museum

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A new carnival queen and court have been chosen for Wellingborough.

Catherine Evans has been chosen to be the town’s carnival queen for 2012-13 at a selection event last week.

She will be joined by deputy queen Sherilyn Yorke and princesses Abi Yorke and Nia Rees.

The girls will be crowned on Friday, June 29, at Wellingborough Museum ahead of the carnival on Saturday, July 7. The theme of this year’s carnival will be ‘Olympics, Past, Present and Future’.

Barbara Terry, chairman of Wellingborough Carnival, said: “The carnival is a really special day. It’s a chance to forget about bills and daily life and just have fun. Everyone makes such an effort and some of the costumes are amazing. It’s always colourful and you can’t help but smile as the parade passes through town.”

The new carnival court was chosen by an independent panel of judges chaired by Cllr Peter Morrall.

Cllr Morrall said: “The selection event was a good night, it was nice to see the other carnival queens who came and supported it. The queen we chose was a very vibrant young lady.

“I am sure the new court will be very good ambassadors for the borough.”

This year’s carnival parade will leave Broad Green on the big day at 1pm and will go down High Street, along Church Street and Market Street before turning onto Midland Road and round Castle Way before heading up Sheep Street and Silver Street.

It will then turn left into Oxford Street and down Gillitts Road into Henshaw Road, ending up at Croyland Park at around 2.30pm.

Schools, businesses, pubs, clubs and individuals are being urged to sign up to take part in the carnival.

For an application form email wellingboroughcarnival@hotmail.co.uk and for more information visit www.wellingborough-carnvial.co.uk.