Bloxwich Carnival promises visitors a right Royal welcome in 2012 as it moves to a June slot to tie in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year celebrations.
This year’s theme embraces the landmark anniversary by inviting Bloxwich Carnival Queens from years gone by to enjoy the event which is being held on Saturday 16 June.
And the competition to find a new Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud will get underway on Saturday 21 April at St John’s Methodist Church hall in Victoria Avenue, Bloxwich, from 11am.
Budding Bloxwich ambassadors will be invited to step into the shoes of teenager Abigail Nicholls who has relished her role as 2011 Carnival Queen.
Carnival Princess Lucy Kirk and Carnival Rosebud Phoebe Willetts will also be stepping down.
Contestants must live in the Walsall/Bloxwich area and need to be aged 16-24 for the Carnival Queen role, 11-15 for Carnival Princess and aged seven to 10 to be considered as a Rosebud.
The annual event is organised by Bloxwich Carnival Committee and supported by Walsall Council.
John Millard, Walsall Council park ranger, said: “Abigail did Bloxwich proud last year and we’re looking for a worthy successor to take her place in 2012.
“The event has been moved from its usual August date to June 16 to tie in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and we are urging past Carnival Queens to get in touch to join us on the big day.”
Bloxwich Carnival traditionally draws thousands of visitors from the immediate community and beyond and organisers claim it is the Midlands’ biggest.
Application forms can be downloaded via the links below or collected from Bloxwich Co-op Travel in High Street or Bloxwich Library in Elmore Row.
Former Carnival Queens who would like to attend this year’s event can contact John Millard on 07736 388409.
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