A DREAM has come true for a Cheshire schoolgirl.

Harriette Noonan has yearned to become Goostrey Rose Queen since she was in pre-school.

The 12-year-old will be crowned at this year’s event on Saturday, June 29.

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Harriette, of Meadow Avenue, has always enjoyed dressing up and taking part in the procession.

Knutsford Guardian: Harriette Noonan, 12, has always longed to be crowned Goostrey Rose QueenHarriette Noonan, 12, has always longed to be crowned Goostrey Rose Queen (Image: John Williams)

The Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School pupil was chosen for the leading role by an independent panel of judges on Saturday.

Sophie Henry, Rose Saunders, Chloe Walker and Tilda Few were selected as her assistants.

Harriette will be crowned at the traditional ceremony on the school field by last year’s Queen Ella Wilford.

Harriette said: “I am really excited about the whole thing.

“I have wanted to be Rose Queen since I first realised that I could be one day.

“I am really looking forward to the day and then visiting other communities to see how they celebrate.”

Romilly Wakefield will be the Rose Bud Queen and her lady in waiting will be Thea Langley.

Bethany Anderson, Bryony Brown, Chloe Dakin, Anvitha Mothe, Beth Solan, Florrie Tod and Amber Willmott will be her attendants.

Christina Burgess, chairman of the organising committee, said: “I am delighted for Harriette and her attendants.

“It is so good that these young people want to help us continue our Rose Festival tradition which dates back well over a century.

“It is an event which brings the whole community together, both young and old, and we are fortunate that so many people get involved.

“However, whilst we have an enthusiastic and willing committee, we are always looking for volunteers for a wide range of jobs including erecting and dismantling the equipment on the field, marshalling the procession, running a stall or serving teas.

“I would ask anyone who could spare a few hours of their time on the run up to Rose Day or on the big day itself to get in touch.”

Anyone wishing to help is asked to email chair@goostreyrosefestival.co.uk