Carnival princess accepts her crown
THIS year's Glastonbury Carnival princess has been crowned.
Nine-year-old Rebecca Bailey from Street collected £648 through sponsorship to claim the title and lead this year's procession through Glastonbury.
Between them, the entrants to the competition helped to raise £928 for good causes.
As well as heading the colourful procession, the princess will take part in presentations and official ceremonies throughout next year as a way of recognising her role and hard work.
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She will be crowned on the evening of Glastonbury Carnival by the mayoress of Glastonbury in a special ceremony.
This year, five girls entered the race for the right to lead the procession.
The girls were all congratulated for their hard work, with all receiving a small financial prize and 10 per cent of the sponsorship money they collected.
The newly-crowned princess will also receive a pair of Clarks shoes of her choice, courtesy of Clarks.
Rebecca's big night will take place on November 16, when she is officially crowned by Councillor Sue Thurgood at 6.15pm in Glastonbury Town Hall.
The princess and her attendants will then parade out to the carnival royalty float to be transported to the start at Northload Roundabout, where they will take their places to lead the procession.
Tony Frazier, vice-chairman of Glastonbury Chilkwell Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: "We want to thank Sally Lee for organising the competition, the girls for taking part, the generous sponsors and of course the parents and guardians, who put in many hours of footwork in seeking sponsors with the entrants to the competition."
This year, Glastonbury Carnival will once again be the last on the circuit.
The procession is due to start at the Northload Roundabout at 7pm, snaking its way through the town.
Organisers are encouraging people to start saving their pennies to help make this year's collection one of the biggest ever.
If you think you have what it takes to be next year's carnival prince or princess, contact Sally Lee on 01458 441546.