Dear Friends of Bo’ness, 
 
As this year’s Fair Queen, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I am now halfway through my reign, and this year has been like no other. My expectation of carrying the name of Bo’ness Fair forward out and about didn’t materialise as I would have liked to. Although I managed the lights and the first Christmas Frontage/Garden contest, the gardens at night just brought back what it is like at The Fair E’en.
 
There are obviously a great many people I owe a huge debt of appreciation to for making it as best it could be, particularly my parents, family and close friends.
 
Thank you also to Chairman, Mr. Scott McBride and the Fair Committee for all their help leading up to the Fair Day and on the wonderful day itself which was quiet but still had that magical touch to it. 
 
A special big thank you to everyone at Kinneil Primary School, who made me their Queen Elect but I was saddened that they couldn’t witness my crowning by Mrs. Fiona Burns. But thankfully it was made possible due to Sanctus Media streaming the event on the internet.

The Fair is a heart-warming reminder to us all, of the long summer evenings and the enviable community spirit on these cold wintery nights. I hope that everyone is excited in the lead up to Christmas, as the children of Bo’ness are during the week before the Fair. As a strong community, we will get through this.
 
So on that note, I would like to wish the lovely people of Bo’ness and their many absent friends a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

Peace & Goodwill 
 
Queen Lily

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