Nine year old Sophia Gregory joins Laela as this years’ Carnival Princess. Sophia, a lifelong resident of Croft, is a year 4 pupil at Croft Primary School where her favourite subject is Art. She is a keen member of Croft Brownies. Sophia also enjoys riding her bike and spending time with her friends and her two dogs Lottie and Poppy. Sophia’s attendants are Sarah Quinlivan and Sarah-Anne O Hara.
This years’ Rosebud is 7 years old Emily Maloney, who has lived in Croft all her life. Emily attends Croft Primary School, where she is a Year 2 pupil. She is a keen dancer and a member of Croft Rainbows. Her other Hobbies include swimming and playing with her friends. Emily’s attendants are Evie Twist and Red Thackeray.
Our Crown Bearers this year are 11 Year old Jake Taylor and 5 years old Leo Goulden.
Croft Grandparent 2016 is Elaine Bretherton from New Lane. Elaine moved back to Croft two years ago and is enjoying being part of the community. Elaine has 5 children and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 17. Elaine is a housewife and has numerous hobbies include cross stitch, keep-fit and camping with the family as well as the occasional turn on the Karaoke!
Leading this year’s Carnival will be 2015 retiring Queen Rosa Sakhi, Princess Rianna Blood and Rosebud Casey Skinner, who have all had a busy and enjoyable year attending their various engagements in the village. Rosa would like to thank all of the retiring retinue for their support and wishes Laela, Sophia and Emily a great day at this years’ Carnival and a successful year in 2016.
The committee would like to thank everyone who entered the Queens Competition draw this year. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2017 Competition.