Catherine is ready to be the new Queen

Catterall Gala Queen 2017 Catherine Kelly and her Rosebud  Beth Arden
Catterall Gala Queen 2017 Catherine Kelly and her Rosebud Beth Arden

Every girl dreams of being a Queen and for Catherine Kelly, it is about to become reality.

The 10-year-old will be crowned Catterall Gala Queen at the fete on June 3, as she is joined by her Rosebud, five-year-old Beth Arden.

Catterall Gala Queen 2017 Catherine Kelly and her Rosebud Beth Arden

Catterall Gala Queen 2017 Catherine Kelly and her Rosebud Beth Arden

Both girls attend Kirkland and Catterall Primary school and cannot wait for their new role.

Catherine’s mum, Gemma, said: “Catherine is very excited about being the gala queen and can’t wait to wear her pretty dress which she chose with me.

“She will be crowned by Joanne Curwen who is a teaching assistant at her school and helped her with speech therapy sessions.

“Catherine’s retinue is made up from local children from the Catterall area and includes her younger sister Isabel.

“Catherine hopes that loads of people will join her on her special day and have lots of fun at Catterall Gala.”

The gala procession starts at 1.30pm from Catterall Village Hall, with the crowning taking place at 2.15pm, followed by judging of the floats and fancy dress.

There will be plenty of stalls, a tombola and a fair. A football tournament starts at 3pm, with a presentation to the winners and runners up by the new gala queen, who will draw the raffle at 7pm.

Food will be provided from a barbecue from 5pm onwards and DJ Aldini will entertain the crowds through out the day.

Catterall Gala Committee is looking for volunteers. Interested parties are invited to attend an open evening at Catterall Village Hall on Tuesday May 23, from 8pm.

Committee secretary Susan Dewhurst said: “Getting the show on the road takes a lot of time and effort and we are in great need of more helpers.

“The committee would like to thank everyone for their kind support and sponsorship, and thanks must go to the band of unofficial, unpaid and unseen helpers without whose efforts Catterall Gala would not take place.”

If anyone can steward on the day between 1.15pm and 2.30pm, or can offer raffle prizes, call James on 07885328439.