Saturday float parade set to be highlight of Wisbech Rose Fair

ONE of the highlights of the Rose Fair is Saturday’s parade of decorated floats through the town.

The carnival parade is headed by the Rose Queen who this year is Jasmine Vickers, aged 16, from Upwell. Jasmine is an A-level student at Downham Market Sixth Form. She was chosen from a bumper entry of more than 25 would-be carnival queens.

As well as having the privilege of leading the parade, Jasmine received a great prize package which includes:

• �150 from Wisbech Round Table,

• A professional photo shoot and makeover courtesy of Fotogenic of Wisbech,

•? An exclusive dress made for her big day by Young Romantics at Scrimshire’s Passage,

• Hair and make-up by the Cutting and Beauty Rooms,

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• Nails done on the day by nail technician Lisa Ball, and

• A trophy, sash and bouquet.

The parade is organised by Wisbech Round Table and as usual there will be two parades of the decorated floats, at 11am and again at 2pm. This year’s theme is Famous Places.

The largest number of floats in five years, 26, are being prepared by businesses, schools, clubs and groups which will be taking part to provide a truly memorable spectacle. Films and books are providing the inspiration for some of them.

Paul Bunn, chairman of Wisbech Round Table Rose Fair committee, said: “We are really looking forward to it. We are sure to have lots of visitors to the town and raise plenty of money for good causes. I feel privileged to be doing my bit to help organise one of the most prestigious days in Wisbech’s calendar.”

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