Search starts for the final flower queen

Last year's finalists with representatives of organisers, Kenyon Communications.
Last year's finalists with representatives of organisers, Kenyon Communications.
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The search for the 2013 – and last ever – flower queen starts right here.

You could be part of history by being the last person ever to be crowned Spalding Flower Queen and take your place atop a magnificent floral float as the parade winds its way through the town’s streets for the final time.

To enter you need to be aged 17 or over and live in the South Holland area. Preliminary interviews will be held at Tulip Radio on Thursday, March 7, and five finalists will be invited to attend a reception at Ayscoughfee Hall on March 15, where the winner will be crowned.

All of the finalists will receive a gift voucher and a bouquet of flowers, and will also take part in the parade as part of the Royal entourage.

The theme for the final flower parade on Saturday, May 4, is Thanks for the Memories and organisers are hoping the event – in its 55th year – will go out with a bang.

All you have to do to enter is fill in the form in this Tuesday and next Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press and you will then be contacted for a short interview and to arrange for the Lincolnshire Free Press photographer to visit you.

The closing date for entries is Thursday, February 28.

So get your entries in now for a chance to take the crown from 2012’s flower queen Amy Harrison.

The prizes...

n£100 cash

nDinner for two at the Cley Hall Hotel

nThe Fitness Company Gym Membership (worth £200)

nJersey Pearl necklace from Penman Clockcare

nA consultation and hair styling at Hedonism – The Salon

nA dress from Fancy Frox

nA bouquet of flowers from Flowers n’ Things.

nAttend the Civic Lunch with a guest on parade day