Carnival organisers need you!

NILA 29-05-12 BE 6 Ilkeston carnival queen. Vice president Laura Rigby hands the sash to new queen Danielle Reynolds from Kirk Hallam.
NILA 29-05-12 BE 6 Ilkeston carnival queen. Vice president Laura Rigby hands the sash to new queen Danielle Reynolds from Kirk Hallam.

With less than three months until the festivities begin, organisers are getting ready for this year’s Ilkeston Carnival.

But first they need a Carnival Queen to lead the parade. The lucky girl, who must be aged between 14 and 17, will be given a £75 voucher for a dress.

If you want to be in with a chance send a reason why and a photo to the address below.

The Ilkeston Lions are also hoping that one creative youngster from the town will draw a picture for the cover of the carnival programme.

The winner – who must be aged under 12 – will win a £15 voucher. The picture must be no larger than A4 and be portrait.

Send your pictures or Carnival Queen nominations, including your name, age, address, phone number and email address, to Ilkeston Lion Ray Birch, 41 Belper Road, Stanley Common, DE7 6FP

Or call Ray on 0115 944 7737 for more details.