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Retiring Ambassadors 2018

New ambassadors will replace Carnival Queen

Frome Carnival committee has announced big plans to shake-up proceedings for this year’s carnival, axing the carnival royalty and replacing them with new roles better suited to 21st Century values.

The role of traditional Carnival Queen and attendants is making way for the position of Carnival Ambassadors, a role that anyone is welcome to apply for.

The selection process for the new carnival ambassadors will be a more interview-style process, that will see applicants answer questions explaining how they will make a good ambassador for the carnival.

Frome Carnival committee member Emily Denne said, “This new and exciting role is open to both males and females. There will be a total of five ambassadors, made up of three young ambassadors, aged between 7 and 12 years; and two ambassadors, aged 13-plus (no upper age limit).

“The carnival ambassadors will play an essential part in both the afternoon and evening carnival processions, like the royalty in past years, on our carnival float. In addition, they will be asked to represent the carnival at town events, promote the charitable aspect of the carnival and help with fundraising.

“Selection is due to take place on the evening of September 1st at the newly-refurbished town hall. There will be no ‘beauty pageant’ aspect to this event, but instead the selection will be judged by a small panel who will ask each entrant a few questions about what would make them a great ambassador.

“For more information, please contact Frome Carnival on Facebook or you can download an entry form from the Frome Carnival website.”

Author - Emily Denne Published - Frome Times