A Carnival Queen, Princess and a Skegness Rosebud have been crowned at a glittering ceremony ahead of this year’s Skegness Carnival.
Crowning took place on Saturday at The Suncastle, in North Parade, and has been hailed a success by organisers.
“This year’s event went so well and lots of people turned out to support it, far more than in previous years,” said Carnival Queen organiser Pat Brown.
As many as six would-be Rosebuds, five prospective Queens and three possible Princesses vyed for the coveted top spot to represent Skegness.
Entertainment was provided by Top Limitz dance crew and singing from Kylie D.
Skegness Mayor Coun George Saxon, Skegness town manager Lisa Collins, Skegness Chamber of Commerce chairman Tony Tye, chairman of Skegness, East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association Nigel Tett and Nicky Mitchell of Mitchell Leisure Group acted as judges.
Each participant had to explain what it would mean to them to represent their town and how they would do it, as well as detailing their hobbies and interests.
Kimberley Ellis, age 9, was selected as this year’s first-ever Skegness Rosebud, a new category for this year’s carnival.
Jessica Davis, age 13, was crowned as Carnival Princess and Carnival Queen for 2014 went to Chloe Brazier, aged 15.
Interestingly, all three are affiliated to a local dance school, with Kimberley and Chloe attending Janice Sutton Dance School and Jessica being a member of Top Limitz.
One of the first duties for them will be to represent Skegness at the annual illuminations switch-on in Tower Esplanade on August 2, from 6-10pm.
The carnival committee wished to thank all the girls who attended, all the sponsors and gave a special mention to the Suncastle for providing an excellent venue.