Seven years ago one five-year-old hopeful longed to be the principal person in one of the town’s main summer events - Longridge Field Day.
And at the committee’s January meeting, that hopeful was thrilled to be chosen as the Field Day Queen for 2016.
Now aged 12, Lexi Hull-Crook said: “I have wanted to be chosen as the Longridge Field Day Queen since I was five in 2009.
“I am 12 years old and I live with my mum, dad, sister and my cat. My sister Lilly-Ann and my cousin will also be joining me on my special day as part of my retinue!
“I love to dance, sing and act and I also like doing gymnastics and netball.
“I am really looking forward to the day and hope it is a lovely day for everyone taking part.”
The special day for Lexi and the town is Saturday, June 11, and she will be attended by her seven-year -old sister Lilly Ann, Summer , nine, and Antonia Hull-Parker, eight, nine year old Keira Page-Fleet, Millie Louise Doherty aged 10, and Niamh, 10, and Orla Corcoran, eight.
The day starts with all the floats, walking tableaux, guest rose queens, fancy dress entrants, organisers and judges gathering at Longridge Civic Hall in readiness for the procession through the town.
This is traditionally led by Longridge Band while guest judges on Berry Lane choose the winning floats as they pass by.