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King and Queen are crowned
7:50am Friday 18th May 2012 in News
The King and Queen of the 2012 Pool-in-Wharfedale Feast have been crowned.
Rhuairdh McNeil, pictured left, and Charlotte Lewis, right, were chosen for the honour after residents at Wharfedale Court, who were appointed as judges, were impressed by their application letters.
Outgoing queen Kathryn Dawes, pictured centre, crowned the pair at a fundraising bingo night at Pool Village Hall, with robes and crowns provided by Parish Council chairman Councillor Hazel Lee.
Proceeds from the night will go towards covering the cost of this year's feast, which takes place at the Recreation Ground between 1pm and 5pm on Tuesday, June 5, and will incorporate some of the village's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Pool Feast Committee chairman Richard Parker said: “Arrangements for the 2012 feast, and its amalgamation with the Jubilee celebrations, are coming together really well with many events and attractions confirmed, and more to come.”
This year's feast will include a host of attractions, including a fancy dress parade.
Competitions, ranging from a bonny baby contest and children’s races to a tug o' war battle and the 5km run to Castley – in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice – will also take place.
Other attractions will include a climbing wall, ferret racing, Welly wanging, horseshoe and egg throwing, face painting, a cycling challenge, football and tennis.
The Village Hall will host exhibitions by the Chinese Brush Painters’ Society (Yorkshire) and Pool Art Club, along with a Pool Archives display.