PARENTS are being invited to put their children forward for a role in this year’s Lostock Gralam fete.

Organisers of the fete are hoping to repeat the success of last year’s event, which was held in conjunction with the village’s annual fun day and was the first fete in the village for many years.

There are a range of roles which the organisers are looking to fill, the main one being that of the Rose Queen, who is due to be crowned at the fete by retiring Queen Eleanor Hardy.

The fete is to take place on Sunday, August 24 at Lostock Gralam Community Centre, and the fete retinue is to be chosen on Sunday, May 11, at the centre.

Liz Wood, vice-chairman of the community centre, said it was hoped that as many children as possible would attend the selection of the retinue on the day.

“All children who do not get chosen for a main role will be involved on the day, and will play a vital part in the fete – no-one will be left out,” said Liz.

The main roles for which children are to be chosen are the Rose Queen, aged 10 and above, fairy queen, up to three, rose bud, age four to six, and princess, aged seven to nine.

Boys will also be chosen for the roles of sword bearer, up to three, crown bearer, age four to six and prince, aged seven and above.

If you would like your child to attend the selection event, which is to take place from 2pm, please ring Emma Beasant on 07525 221090 to book a place or email

This summer’s fete will see a procession leave St John The Evangelist Church and continue through the village to the community centre for the Rose Queen crowning and the fete and fun day.

Anyone who would like to volunteer at the event or have a stall or float can ring Emma.

It’s eyes down for family bingo at the community centre on Friday, May 16, at 7.30pm, with all money raised on the evening going to the fete.