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New carnival royalty to be chosen for 2017

PREPARATIONS for Melksham Carnival 2017 are well under way and the carnival royalty competition will be held next month to find this year’s royal family.

Melksham Carnival is one of Melksham’s most anticipated events of the year and you could be part of it.

Melksham Carnival Royalty Competition, Saturday 25th March;  7- 10pm at Melksham Town Hall. There will be a disco with buffet style refreshments available. Entry into the competition £3, fee for the event £4. If the entry form is returned with entry fee before 12pm on 24th March, you can enter the event for free.

Melksham Junior Carnival Royalty Competition, Sunday 2nd April; 2 – 4.30pm at Melksham Town Hall. Afternoon tea and cakes will be available. Entry fee  for event: adults £2,  children free. Entry to the competition, £4 on the day or £3 in advance. Forms need to be returned with fee before 12pm Saturday 1st April.

Forms available to download from www.melkshamcarnival.co.uk. A limited number of forms will be available from Andy York in the Littlebrook Centre or Komix. Forms to be returned to Andy York in the Littlebrook Centre or Komix.

Age categories for this year’s carnival royalty are: • Fairy Princess – reception to year three. • Butterfly Princess  – years four to six. • Carnival Princess – year seven to 17 years old. • Carnival Page  – reception to year six. • Carnival Queen – 18+ years old.

Prizes for the winners are as follows: Dress and crown supplied by Belle of the Ball Bridals, suit for the Page boy, sash  donated by C & A Embroidery, a piece of jewellery – donated by West Country Jewellers, photograph by Andy York and to take part in carnival procession on Saturday 22nd July.