Are you our Jubilee Queen or Princess?

Central Park, Boston.
Central Park, Boston.

ROYALISTS and residents alike are being invited to a picnic to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this June.

Bank Holiday Monday, June 4, has now officially been put aside as the date for the big Jubilee Picnic, which will take place in Central Park and will hopefully see hundreds of town residents pack their lunch and head out for the day.

And you could be officially opening the big event if you are voted our Jubilee Queen and Princess.

Arrangements are now underway by members of Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC – the town’s parish council) to make the special day a fitting celebration for our monarch’s 60th year on the throne.

Although plans for the event are still in the early stages, a range of entertainment has already been discussed, including music from live bands, games, dancing and sports events with jubilee medals for the winners.

Wannabe pop stars will also have the chance to showcase their talents on the day, with a special Jubilee karaoke, featuring number one singles from each year of the queen’s reign.

There will even by a world record attempt as part of the event, although no final decisions have yet been made over what that will be.

It will also see the official switch on of the Jubilee Fountain, which has been commissioned to mark the occasion and is the centrepiece of the new Victorian garden in the town’s Central Park. The switch on will be done by Coun Yvonne Gunter, Boston Borough Council portfolio holder for leisure services, parks and open spaces, and the Mayor of Boston.

Coun Gunter said: “The fountain will be a lasting memorial to our Queen, and to what we all hope will be a great day out for the community.”

Keep checking The Standard for more information on the Jubilee Queen and Princess competition.