Accrington Carnival organisers have promised to make the event bigger and better than ever after a new sponsor was found.

 

Rishton Waste Paper has agreed give £3,000 to sponsor the hugely popular event, organised by the Accrington Lions.

The carnival, which will be on June 18, suffered a blow last month after previous sponsor North Lancs Training Group (NLTG) pulled out. Lancashire Police also said it would be unable to provide traffic management.

But organisers vowed the show would go ahead.

Accrington Lions Carnival organisers now believe this year’s event will be bigger than ever.

Billy Braysford, manager of Rishton Waste Paper, the main sponsor,  said: “We spotted in the paper the sad news about the sponsor pulling out and we wanted to help.”

Organisers are still searching for a lucky lady to be crowned the 2011 Accrington Carnival Queen.  The competition is being run by the Observer in conjunction with Accrington Lions.

The winner will receive £400 courtesy of Accrington and Rossendale College, a pamper session at Sessions Hair & Beauty, a dress to wear on the Carnival Day from Extreme, Warner Street, Accrington, a meal for two at Asha Indian Restaurant, Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle, flowers from Garlands Florist, Union Road,

Oswaldtwistle and hair and make up on Carnival Day at J2A, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge.  Second place will receive £60 courtesy of Accrington and Rossendale College, a pamper session at Sessions Hair & Beauty, and Flowers from Garlands Florist, Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.

Third place will receive £40 courtesy of Accrington and Rossendale College, a pamper session at Sessions Hair & Beauty and flowers from Garlands Florist, Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.

Any young lady between the ages of 16 and 30, who lives, or works in Hyndburn, is eligible to enter. Fill in the form on this page and take it to Trevor Adams Photography in Accrington, where arrangements will be made to take your photo. Pictures of the entrants will then appear in the Observer.

The closing date for entries is May 13. The judging will take place at a Carnival Queen Gala Night in Accrington Town Hall on May 24.

Entrants must be available on the evening and the Carnival Day itself. They will NOT be asked to appear in swimwear and judging will be in the form of a parade in long or short evening wear.