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Historical figures wanted for children's fancy dress contest at Grant Park, Forres


By Ali Morrison

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Toddler Jalayne Sutherland posing alongside her pet corgis at home in Ohio, USA last year - her family sent Her Majesty a picture and received an official letter of thanks in return. Picture: Katelyn Sutherland/BPM Media
Toddler Jalayne Sutherland posing alongside her pet corgis at home in Ohio, USA last year - her family sent Her Majesty a picture and received an official letter of thanks in return. Picture: Katelyn Sutherland/BPM Media

CHILDREN are encouraged to dress up as historical figures from the UK for a chance to win a £50 gift voucher.

The children’s fancy dress contest at Grant Park from 12.10-1pm on Sunday is part of a host of events taking place to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The fancy dress competition will take place during the Picnic in the Park on June 5 which will round off four days of events.

The call has already gone out to schools and youth groups. There are two categories: P3 and under; and P4-7.

Moray Councillor Kathleen Robertson (Forres, Conservative) is helping to organise the Jubilee events.

She said: “The fancy dress contest will be a lot of fun and we've very kindly been offered two £50 Mackenzie & Cruickshank gift vouchers as prizes.

"At previous community events, such as the Christmas light switch on, we've had a great turnout of children getting dressed up and we hope it will be the same for the jubilee."

She added: "Rather than keep it to a royal theme which could be quite restrictive, we've decided to invite children to dress up as historical figures from the UK. We can't t wait to see what people come up with and it could end up being a highlight of the Picnic in the Park!"

To take part just arrive dressed to impress at midday in Grant Park at the fenced area.



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