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Alexandra’s Senior Blossom Queen event is to return, in conjunction with the town’s festival.

Now in its 24th year, the Senior Blossom Queen competition will return to celebrate the contributions of women aged 65 plus.

As of Monday, last week, about seven nominations had been received. Entries closed on September 11.

Senior Queen committee secretary Liz Pratt said it was great to see the return of the event, cancelled last year because of a lack of entries.

She said a minimum of five nominations were required for it to go ahead.

Nominees will be treated to lunch on September 17, when the judges will have a chance to find out more about the women and their accomplishments.

“Really, it’s about what they’ve done in the community and how they’ve helped other people.”

This year’s Senior Queen will be crowned on September 24, during celebrations and an afternoon tea at the Alexandra District Club, at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

The winner will take centre stage during the Alexandra Blossom Festival’s grand procession on September 28.

One of the entrants will also be named matron, and will join the Senior Blossom Queen in the parade.

ALEXIA.JOHNSTON

@alliedpress.co.nz