New year resolution fulfilled for Goosnargh's Queen in waiting Elin

Goosnargh and Whittingham Rose Queen 2020 Elin Harry
Goosnargh and Whittingham Rose Queen 2020 Elin Harry

Elin Harry’s new year resolution was to try to play a bigger role in the local community.

Now she is to be the Goosnargh and Whittingham Rose Queen for 2020.

The delighted 11 year old said:”I am so excited to be an actual Rose Queen, as ever since I was a toddler I have been attending Goosnargh and

Whittingham Festival, as well as Longridge and Grimsargh.”

The community minded youngster who attends Goosnargh Oliverson’s school has already played a full part in previous village celebrations.

She said: “I started off as a flower girl followed by a maypole dancer and an attendant but finally, I am the Rose Queen herself.”

He enthusiasm for her home village also means she is an eloquent young ambassador for Goosnargh. She said: “I have lived in Goosnargh my whole life and it’s such an amazing place to live as its unique and different. I have explored the grounds of this village from the top to bottom. I have played football on our village green and I attend church almost every week. I love doing things around the village as there are some really nice people and places here.”

Elin is also a member of the Bugz group which meets at the Methodist church and goes bellringing at St Mary’s Church.

In her spare time she plays the piano, enjoys gardening, is a member of Longridge Gymnastics club and looks after her pet rabbits.

Elin added: “But mainly I love all things to do with Harry Potter.”

She continued: “I like to think of myself as playing a role in our community. I had set myself a new year’s resolution this year to try to play a bigger role in our community and I hope being Rose Queen can help tick that box for me.”

* This year's Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival is on Saturday, May 30 from 1pm.