Maddy is Chipping Sodbury Festival Princess

March 27 2019
Maddy is Chipping Sodbury Festival Princess

Maddy Peeling has been named this year’s Chipping Sodbury Festival Princess.

The 12-year-old, who attends Chipping Sodbury School, was chosen to lead the carnival and other festival events planned for this summer.

She is joined by 11 year olds Katie Evans and Samuel Parker – who is the festival's first ever boy attendant.

Katie attends Raysfield Junior School in the town, while Samuel attends Horton Primary School.

Kate Cox, from the festival committee, said: “As always, the standard of candidates for these popular roles was very high, leaving the judges with the difficult job of choosing just three to become part of the festival team.

They are great ambassadors for the festival to the public and audiences and make a fantastic addition to our team.”

Maddy and her attendants will be part of the festival team over the ten days of the event from June 14 to 23.

The highlight of the role is leading the carnival procession on the final weekend and helping to judge the best float, but they also welcome audiences at festival events, including the town’s version of the Last Night of the Proms.

This year is the festival’s 34th. There will be a range of events held each day and evening.

Programmes will be available early April in all local shops and community areas.

For more information go to online.

Picture courtesy of Chipping Sodbury Festival