Royalty chosen for Leighton’s colourful carnival

Chloe Myford was appointed Senior Princess (centre on pic), Summer Parsons (left) and Lillie Drake (right) are her attendants
Chloe Myford was appointed Senior Princess (centre on pic), Summer Parsons (left) and Lillie Drake (right) are her attendants

Organisers of Leighton Buzzard Carnival have chosen their royalty for this year’s event.

At the selection disco held at the Royal British Legion Club, Chloe Myford was appointed Senior Princess, with Summer Parsons and Lillie Drake her attendants. Chloe attends Leighton Middle School, Summer attends Brooklands and Lillie attends Linslade School.

The judges were Rebecca Marsarla (Gingerlily Flowers), Cllr Carol Chambers (Carnival Committee), Town Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Steve & Mrs Ann Cotter, Alicia and Alison Taylor (Doreens School of Dancing).

Carnival spokesman Mark Freeman said: “It is a shame that no entries came forward from the older age group, so we did not choose a Queen or King. However, the younger age group provided very strong competition and we felt it was appropriate to select a Senior Princess and two attendants. We were pleased that Chloe, Summer and Lillie were chosen, and look forward to them being the key part of our carnival procession on July 8.”

Mark added: “We are grateful to the judges for their efforts, to the Royal British Legion Club for the venue, to the Digital DJ for the disco and the generous donors of prizes for the winners. On the night they all received DAB radios donated by Tesco, balloons donated by Perfect Parties, flowers donated by Gingerlily Flowers and photo sitting vouchers donated by SF Digital.

“With a theme of Colours of the Rainbow, we expect a vibrant a brightly coloured procession this year. Entry forms can be downloaded from the carnival website, and can cover both floats and walking groups. Stall forms are also available for download at www.leightoncarnival.co.uk.

“At carnival this year we will have two new trophies for the procession, in memory of two carnival stalwarts who we have sadly lost during the last year – Doreen Rolls and Peter Lymbery.”