Rose Queen day heralds festivities and fun

Pageantry, colour and civic pride was poured out in abundance on Saturday as Leven’s Rose Queen ceremony heralded the 2014 Civic Week diary.

Mountfleurie Primary School pupil Tia Armour inherited the famous title from 2013 Queen Alex Rhone at the ceremony in Carberry House gardens, with the crowning performed by Flood Inns boss and East Fife FC chairman 
Lee Murray.

Rose Queen Day in Leven (Picture by Fife Photo Agency)

Rose Queen Day in Leven (Picture by Fife Photo Agency)

The big moment was preceded by an energetic helping of dance, Zumba, cheerleading and gymnastics, with a fancy dress competition and performances by the school choirs from St Agatha’s, Mountfleurie and Parkhill also served up for the large crowd.

A host of stalls and attractions complemented the entertainment and Linda Allardyce, of the Civic Week committee, said: “It’s brilliant that so many groups are getting involved now.”

The event, Linda added, boasted “the biggest Rose Queen party we have ever had”, with 28 flower girls from P2-3 at Mountfleurie.

Grateful thanks were given to committee members, youth committee colleagues and volunteers, family and friends, together with all the local shops, organisations and businesses whose work behind the scenes made the festivities possible.

The traditional Rose Queen procession later toured High Street, Shorehead, North Street and Commercial Road.

There’s plenty of enjoyment left on the calendar for this week, including a domino contest, a sandcastle competition at Leven beach tomorrow (Thursday), plus inter-school football and netball tournaments on Friday, while on Saturday, Tia will officially open the Leven Baptist Church summer carnival at noon. (Pictures by Fife Photo Agency)