24 May, 2023
Charity princes and princesses festival ready
A NEW Charity Prince and Princess of the Dimbulah Lions Festival will be crowned on Saturday night.
After the long-standing Queen quest fell through this year, the new charity initiative has given the young generation of Dimbulah locals something to look forward to and a way to give back to their community.
The new charity contest is for the youngest members of the Dimbulah community with eight princess entrants and three prince entrants who have been busy selling raffle tickets for the Dimbulah Lions Club.
The participant who raises the most will be crowned at the festival.
“I think it brings the younger kids out and gets them into the community and we are hoping they will see this is as a fun opportunity and when they get older, they can do the Queens and Kings competition,” quest co-ordinator Laura De Lai said.
“They will get their own crowning ceremony on the night and the princess will get her sash and her tiara and the prince will get his medallion and it will be truly special for them.”
Dimbulah Lions Club president, Brendon Goldsworthy has high hopes that the Queen quest will return in the future, with the 50th anniversary of the Dimbulah Lions Queen and King coming in 2024.
He hopes that a reunion of past Dimbulah royalty will motivate young people to participate once again in the quest.
The Charity Princess and Prince will be announced on Saturday night before the fireworks.