Are you the next King or Queen?

Gainsborough Mayor Tim Davies helps launch the searcg for this years Gainsborough's Riverside Festival King and Queen. Also pictured is Holly Parker, Gary Cooke and Caroline Carnell G110312-7b
Gainsborough Mayor Tim Davies helps launch the searcg for this years Gainsborough's Riverside Festival King and Queen. Also pictured is Holly Parker, Gary Cooke and Caroline Carnell G110312-7b
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EXCITING plans are underway for this year’s Riverside Festival and the town council and Standard are now looking for this year’s King and Queen.

A fun-packed day for all of the family is planned for June featuring live music, stalls, fireworks and much, much more - but we need a young King and Queen to lead the parade.

Gary Cooke from the town council said: “It’s really an opportunity to be a large part of Gainsborough’s major social community event of the year.”

“The King and Queen will lead the parade and get a VIP reception at the official opening of the Riverside Festival.

“The Riverside Festival will once again make Gainsborough the place to be for all age groups, and there’s a large community commitment from lots of people around the town to make it a truly special event. I would like to offer Smiffy’s and The Standard our gratitude for their kind contributions and invite all local businesses to get involved.”

Gary added: “We’re always on the lookout for volunteers so please get in touch if you’d like to lend a hand.”

Mayor Tim Davies said that Gainsborough residents should expect another unforgettable day.

“The Riverside Festival always brings lots of enjoyment for everyone,” he said. “It will be a fantastic day put on by local volunteers who have given many hours of their time throughout the year.”

Activities officer Holly Parker said: “There will be a week’s worth of workshops suitable for all ages and abilities at Richmond Park two weeks before the festival. Funding pending, we want to make the foot parade into a carnival with floats, so we’ll be constructing and decorating a float for each of the ten years of the Riverside Festival.”

She added: “Everyone is invited to get stuck in and I’d also like to add that if any local businesses can help in any way, shape or form then that would be greatly appreciated.”

The King and Queen of the Riverside Festival will lead the parade as well as winning goodies from the Gainsborough Standard, Smiffy’s and other local businesses. To enter, just write to us saying why you think you should King or Queen and what you love about Gainsborough. Send your entries to Riverside Festival King and Queen, 5 -7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email newsroom@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk. Entrants must be aged between 7-12 years old. For more information on the festival then contact Gary on 01427 811573.