A young carnival queen will be crowned this weekend by the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent.
Milton Carnival queen Holly Potts, 11, from Milton School will receive her crown from the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent councillor Terry Crowe in front of the crowd at the Hardman Centre in Milton.
The Milton Carnival is run every year by a group of local people. During the year they raise funds for the carnival and for charity. This year’s charities are the NSPCC and Brown Edge First Responders.
The Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, councillor Terry Crowe, said: “I’m proud to be able to crown Holly as the carnival queen. Events like this bring the local communities together and it’s great to see people lining the streets and supporting their neighbours.”
There will be fairground rides, stalls, a Stoke City F.C penalty shootout overviewed by club mascot Pottermiss, golf, hook-a-duck, face painting, live music, and dancers. There will also a golden ticket prize of £250 which visitors can enter by buying a £1 programme; the carnival is free entry.
The carnival takes place on Sunday July 8, 2012 between 12pm and 5pm.
Last year 500 people attend the carnival. Holly was in the entourage for the 2010/11 queen Jessica Lambert.
Location: Hardman Centre, Millrise Road, Milton, ST2 7DN.
Date: Friday May 13, 2011.
What: The Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent crowning the carnival queen.
For all media enquiries contact Steven Kennedy in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232987.