Princess Wind­sor hard at work

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She also re­ceives fi­nan­cial sup­port from the Town of Wind­sor for sup­plies.

Corkum is work­ing on a tight dead­line, with ev­ery­thing need­ing to be com­plete by May 25, when she leaves for the Old Or­chard Inn.

“It’s stress­ful, very over­whelm­ing, not gonna lie,” she said with a laugh. “I should have started ear­lier.

“There’s a lot of work that goes into this, it’s not just about sit­ting on the float, it’s about mak­ing it. It takes a lot of prepa­ra­tion and hard work.”

Corkum has a bit of back­ground with this type of pro­ject, hav­ing grown up in the 4-H pro­gram, cre­at­ing dis­plays.

“It’s been re­ally ex­cit­ing, it’s a real hon­our,” she said. “This is some­thing that will mean the world to me for the rest of my life.”

Corkum said they also reached out to the com­mu­nity on Face­book for ideas on how the float should look.

Her mom, An­gela Corkum, is part of the team help­ing out with putting the float to­gether.

“The hard­est thing for us was fig­ur­ing out how we were go­ing to dec­o­rate, what theme we were go­ing to run with,” she said. “Once we got go­ing, it’s been smooth sail­ing.”

An­gela Corkum knew she’d be in­volved with the float the mo­ment her daugh­ter was se­lected.

“It’s an eye-opener. I mean you see all of the princesses go­ing by on their floats, but you don’t stop and think what’s hap­pen­ing be­hind the scenes,” she said. “It’s an hon­our for us to be a part of this, it’s go­ing to be great to see her on it.”

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