Chipping Sodbury Festival Princess is unveiled
CHIPPING Sodbury Festival has unveiled this year's Festival Princess and her attendants as plans for the event take shape.
Miley-Jo Woods, aged 11, who attends Raysfield Junior School, is this year’s Princess.
Eliza Jones, 10, and Nancy Parsons, 9, who both attend St Johns Mead School, are this year’s Attendants.
Festival spokeswoman Kate Cox 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 for 2022.
"All three are delighted to be successful and are now looking forward to their major role in the Festival."
This year will be the first full festival schedule for three years, after 2020's event was cancelled due to the lockdown and last year's went ahead in a limited form, with no carnival.
The 36th Festival, which is due to take place from June 10 to 19, has 'Platinum and Gold’ as its theme, to reflect both the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Chipping Sodbury Lions Club's 50th anniversary.
The Lions Club organises the street fair and carnival, which is one of the festival highlights, every year.
The club's anniversary was last year but it was unable to celebrate it with a parade as a delay to the end of coronavirus restrictions meant the carnival had to be called off.
One innovation from last year, the Music in the Street Night, will return.
Kate said: "This was such a popular choice we are doing it again in 2022, so put Saturday 11th in your diaries now for some serious fun and dancing.
"Something a little different is happening in the evening of carnival day, with a Murder Mystery Night planned, so come and exercise those ‘ little grey cells’ whilst enjoying a three course dinner on Saturday 18.
Picture: Festival Princess Miley-Jo Woods (centre) with attendants Eliza Jones and Nancy Parsons