The Miss Herne Bay beauty contest has once again come to town, with applicants from all over the area vying for the title.
The queen and her two princesses will be chosen at a dance on April 7th by a panel of judges at the heart of the Herne Bay community. The winners will represent their hometown at a number of events around East Kent as well as the honour of leading Herne Bay’s Carnival on 11th August.
On Saturday 7th, Miss Herne Bay 2006 Jennie Edwards, and her princesses Bridie Price and Cassie Goodwin will hand over their crowns to the new ambassadors in a ceremony at the dance.
The dance will be held at King’s Hall and the contestants will be interviewed while the guests are entertained.
The event organiser Andy Birkett has said: ‘Miss Herne Bay is still as popular as ever. At the moment we have a handful of contestants but as the time draws nearer, more people will get involved especially after our rehearsal on Good Friday. The misconception is that Miss Herne Bay will have to be available every day but that isn’t the case. Of course the carnivals are our main events.’
The Herne Bay carnival, held on 11th August, is a huge event in the area. Last year, even though the weather was typically British, there was a great turn out and Mr Birkett is hoping for the same this year. The three winning ladies lead the carnival and also attend other carnivals including Canterbury, Margate and Sittingbourne.
For more information visit the Herne Bay Carnival website at: www.hernebaycarnval.co.uk or contact the organisers on 01227364836.By Steph O'Brien