May Queen ready for all the fun of the Ifield fayre

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The Ifield May Queen is excited to be crowned at the 25th May fayre.

Kathryn Doggett, 14, from Ifield, will lead a parade, give a speech to a large crowd and be crowned by the Mayor of Crawley, Cllr Keith Blake, during the annual Ifield May Fayre on May 6.

The Holy Trinity student is well prepared to take on her glamorous role after she assisted as an Ifield May Princess when she was just eight.

She said: “I’m really excited and I can’t wait to do it.

“When I was a princess we went round with the Queen when she did her speech and ceremony.

“I’m slightly nervous about doing a speech but looking forward to it. I am planning to say something about it being the 25th anniversary.

“Then I will be given my crown by the Mayor so that will be exciting to meet him.”

The Ifield May Queen is selected by the fayre committee which chooses from girls, aged between 14 and 17, who have contributed to St Margaret’s Church or Ifield Barn.

Kathryn was chosen because she has attended St Margaret’s Church and has designed and created the official posters for the event over the last three years.

The lucky teen will be dressed in a queen-like ensemble and sat on a throne in an elegant trailer which will lead the traditional parade.

The parade will set off from St Margaret’s School at 11am and travel through Ifield parade to The Ifield Barn Arts Centre.