Nine vie for Festival Queen title this year
Every competitive float has a princess and this year, nine will by vying for the title of 2011 Alexandra Blossom Festival Queen. The competition to see who will be crowned starts before the festival begins, with the princesses being interviewed by judges Joy Watson, Amy Scott and Bruce Johnston last week. They also took part in a live radio interview. After the procession on Saturday, the princesses will be on the floats on display at Saturday in the Park, with the new Festival Queen and her runners-up being announced on the main stage at the park at 3.30pm. 2010 Festival Queen Rosie Whiting will hand over her crown to the 2011 Queen. This year’s princesses, their floats and themes are as follows: Jess Linwood, Alexandra Plunket Society, ‘‘Noddy’’; Paige Luff, Alexandra Girl Guides, ‘‘Guiding Worldwide – our Chalet’’; Pip McNabb, Central Lakes Trust/Alexandra Community Youth Trust, ‘‘Otago Helicopter Search and Rescue’’; Kate Mulvihill, St Gerard’s School, ‘‘Noah’s Ark’’; Hester Philip, Alexandra Rotary Club, ‘‘Tangled’’; Sarah Rillstone, Alexandra and Alexandra Dunstan Lions Clubs, ‘‘Central’s Best’’; Leigh Robertson, Stadium Tavern. ‘‘Buzzy Bee’’; Shaun Robinson, Alexandra New World, ‘‘Transformers’’; Vikki Sanson, Central Otago WasteBusters, ‘‘Seymour’’.