A TRIP to Canada could be included in a village festival queen’s itinerary.
Chloe Collin, 13, has been chosen to be Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival’s Guild Queen.
And as an extra treat, her family are planning to be among a party of residents from the villages visiting their twin festival in Nova Scotia in 2013.
Chloe’s dad, Andy Thiele, a member of the festival committee, was already planning a trip to Canada ,and when Chloe was chosen as queen, decided to treat the family to the trip to the Annapolis Valley.
The year is going to be an extra special one all round.
Chloe told her late mum, Jill before she died of cancer in 2009, that one day she hoped to be festival queen, and she is now happy to be fulfilling that wish. Chloe’s eight-year-old sister, Melissa, will be one of her attendants.
Andy and Jill – his wife of 32 years – brought their family to Goosnargh from Surrey only seven months before Gill died. From the moment they arrived, Andy said they were given a wonderful, warm welcome by everybody, as they settled into village life, and residents took them to their hearts, supporting them throughout.
In turn, Andy and family have become involved in the community, helping out whenever they can.
This year’s Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Guild Festival has not only included Guild in its 2012 title in recognition of it being Preston’s Guild Year, but this year’s festival will include the official twinning of Goosnargh and Whittingham and the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom festivals on Saturday, June 2, when delegates are travelling from Canada to be present.
Chloe attends Longridge High School, and, before that, Goosnargh Oliverson’s CE Primary School.
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