Hayfield May Queen event is saved for 2014

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A long-standing village event is looking to the future after a new committee was formed to ensure its survival.

Hayfield May Queen, which has taken place since 1928, was in jeopardy after members of the organising committee stood down last year. But after a plea for more people to come forward, a new committee was established and plans are well underway for this year’s event, which will have a Latin flavour with this year’s theme Rio and all things carnival.

May queen secretary Zoe Wild said: “The main thing is to keep it going this year and maybe get a bit more good feeling in the carnival again. It’s been going far too long for it not to happen.”

There will be a display of may queen memorabilia at the Royal Hotel on February 8 from 10am-3pm, when locals will be asked to vote for their royalty, followed by a children’s disco from 7pm when the results will be announced.

Anyone interested in entering the parade, which organisers hope will be bigger and brighter than ever before, can call Zoe on 07735 094 166.