Search is on for town’s new Queen

The last Flower Queen Inca Honnor
The last Flower Queen Inca Honnor
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Spalding is to have a new flower to act as ambassador for South Holland – and the search begins here.

This year will see the launch of Spalding’s Tulip Queen, an exciting position for a young lady in our area.

The role of Tulip Queen means that the lady will be an ambassador for South Holland.

She will be a VIP when visiting many different businesses and events in the area, such as the People’s Parade, the Tulipmania weekend and the Christmas Lights Switch On, which will be her first ever appointment under her new title.

Jan Whitbourn, from organisers Tulip Radio, said: “I wanted to bring back something like this and I wanted to make it really special – South Holland needs an ambassador.

“This lady will be an ambassador for the area, which is a really important job for her to do. Most importantly, this is not a beauty competition. We are looking more at personality, merit and the knowledge of South Holland.”

The ladies who apply for the role will be asked to go along to a preliminary interview at Loaded Nightclub in Spalding and they will then go along to the South Holland Centre on November 28 – the day of the Christmas Light Switch On, where the winner will be announced.

The Tulip Queen will be whisked away to Fancy Frox to be put in a new dress, and then to Hills Department store to have her make up done – she will then officially switch on the lights with Santa.

For an entry form, visit the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press offices, Tulip Radio or Loaded Nightclub. Entrants must be aged over 18.