Enter Spalding’s Tulip Queen contest

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A regular column by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.

The next Tulip Queen will be selected at the annual Spalding Christmas lights switch on day on Saturday, but there is still time to enter.

The new queen will not only take part in turning on the lights that signal the start of the festive season in town, but will act as an ambassador for South Holland throughout the year.

In that role she will be invited to attend Pinchbeck Carnival, the People’s Parade in Spalding as well as the town’s Pumpkin Festival, plus local carnivals and fetes.

Last year’s Tulip Queen, Amy Cook, has done a fantastic job in representing the district at many local events, but the time has come for her to pass on the crown to someone else.

On Christmas lights switch on day we are also holding a Just For Fun dog competition, with classes for fancy dress, judges’ take home, and other entertaining classes.

It is not too late to enter either the Flower Queen contest or the fun dog show. Simply contact Jan Whitbourn on 01775 712400 or email jan@tulip-radio.co.uk

The school choir competition takes place on Saturday, with seven schools participating, and local performers will be entertaining the crowds. Schools must also be available for the final of the choir contest at St John’s Church on Friday, December 4.