This year’s Carnival Queen and her attendants
Leading The Way
Pictured are the Carnival Queen and her attendants. Shannon Strowger (21) headed the procession on Monday 21st August 2017 with her three personally chosen attendants. Shannon is a hairdresser at Lady Dye’s in Leiston and comes from a family with a unique carnival pedigree. Her mother Beverly was Carnival Queen in 1981 and her father Vernon was Mr Neptune in 2007, a very rare occasion when a Carnival King presided. Off duty, Shannon is an enthusiastic walker and is equally keen on reading a good book.
Holding court with Shannon aboard a specially designed float was Eve Atkins aged 11, Jessica Waters aged 10 and Evie Brinded who is 9 years old. Sport features strongly in Eve’s life, especially playing football plus art, drawing and baking. She shares her love of music (and Ed Sheeran) with Jessica who with Evie, are both members of the Erin Lee Murphy School of Dance in Saxmundham – the Suffolk All Stars. Evie is also a competitive swimmer and adores mathematics.