A dream will come true for a Grimsargh girl this summer.
Thirteen-year-old Alice Cowell has been chosen as Grimsargh Field Day Rose Queen on Saturday, June 22, and she cannot wait to be crowned.
Alice, who is a pupil at Archbishop Temple High School, has lived in Grimsargh all her life and attended Grimsargh St Michael’s Primary School before moving on to high school.
The youngster says: “I have always been actively involved in the many village activities that take place in Grimsargh.
“My hobbies and interests include playing the clarinet, singing and playing in my school band and with Music Discoverers in Grimsargh, dancing with the Sutcliffe School of Dance in Longridge and playing netball and hockey.”
She is also a member of 1st Grimsargh Guides and says she enjoys all the challenges this offers.
She added: “I am really looking forward to being Grimsargh Rose Queen 2013 because it is something that I have always wanted to do from being little.
“I have been part of the retinue on two occasions and I feel proud and honoured to be given the opportunity to lead my own retinue in the processions over the coming year and joining in with other village events as rose queen.
“Alex Willan has been a great rose queen over the last year and I know that I have a hard act to follow.
“ I hope to carry out my duties and commitments as well as Alex has done over the past year”.
Meanwhile, organisers of this year’s field day are busy preparing for the big day and once again are hoping for lots of support from the village to make it bigger and better than ever before.