THE search is on for a Jubilee Queen and Princess for Boston as part of the town’s royal celebrations.
The borough is gearing up to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years as monarch with a series of events – including a Picnic in the Park in Central Park on June 4.
As part of the festivities The Standard has teamed up with Boston Borough Council to launch the search for a Jubilee Queen and Princess to open the event and take pride of place at the landmark celebrations.
We are looking for a queen aged over 16 and a princess aged five to 16 and both winners will be getting a magnificient make-over from the team at Salon Alchemy ahead of the big day.
Dresses and tiaras for the winners will be provided on the day by Westlands, of Boston.
Anyone wanting to become our queen or princess must fill in the coupon in this week’s paper and send it in to us with all the required details.
We are looking for someone who can help capture the feelgood mood of the Jubilee and act as an ambassador for the borough – so good people skills and a sense of fun are a must.
We will be asking our readers to vote to whittle the candidates down to a final three – with a winner selected by a panel of judges.
The picnic itself will start at 10.30am on June 4 – the Bank Holiday Monday.
Families are encouraged to bring their own food and drink, tables, chairs and blankets to enjoy a full day of free entertainment.
There will be a day-long programme of music, including a 60 years of best sellers karaoke, bands and dancers and will be compered by Endeavour Radio.
The commemorative Queen’s Diamond Jubilee water fountain being built in the park will be switched on for the first time and children and their parents will be able to take part in fun games, with specially-minted Olympic-style medals to be won.
Coun Yvonne Gunter said: “I have said a prayer for good weather. There will be something happening, sometimes more than one thing, at all times of the day between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
“The extra ingredient needed to ensure it is a great day of celebration, relaxation, fun and games is for the good folk of Boston to turn out to enjoy it.”