Happy New Year!

Festival 2017 breaking News!

Sunday January 29th is the date to remember if you or someone you know would like to be Festival Queen 2017.

We are delighted to be working with students from Preston’s College once more for our Selection Day event; an extravaganza of song & dance featuring our own talented Primary School pupils as well as the College’s aspiring Musical Theatre Performers.

Candidates to be Queen should arrive at the Village Hall to register before the concert, between 1.00 and 2.00pm. Registration is open to High School Pupils resident in the Parishes of Goosnargh and Whittingham and please note that these Parishes cover a huge area including Whitechapel and Bleasdale, check out the maps on the Festival Queen page. Please note that a Parent or Guardian must accompany each candidate. Festival Queen 2016 Roisin Quigg will select her successor during the interval of the concert.

We would like to invite the Community to come along on Sunday 29th January at 2.30pm to enjoy a fabulous showcase of local talent and to celebrate the selection of our new Festival Queen in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of the City of Preston.

This year’s Festival is to have a very special focus. On behalf of Barton Grange, Guy Topping is to present a new award, The Tom Kirby Award, to be held by the Festival Queen during the year of her reign. This is to acknowledge the very special part played by Tom in supporting the Festival and the high esteem in which he was held at Barton Grange. In addition Guy will renew the Decorated Float Trophy which Tom presented on behalf of Barton Grange many years ago. We look forward to welcoming Helen Roberts, Tom’s daughter, along with her husband and as many family members as possible to share this Festival Day with us.

The theme for the Festival is: FLOWER POWER!

Festival Day is Saturday 3rd June

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