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Queen’s Christmas Message

Queen’s Christmas Message

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.

Since being elected on 20th January I still feel honoured to have been chosen as our town’s Queen.  It was off to an exciting start with just a couple of days after the fair I met HRH King Charles, along with our 1936 Fair Queen, May who is 99 years young. The same day I opened the Bo’ness Community Trishaw at the Corbie Inn alongside the Lord Lieutenant. Thanks to my mum who had a quick turnaround getting my dress clean for this engagement.

Special thanks go to the outstanding Fair Committee who do such a marvellous job.  A special mention goes out to the Chairman, Frank McGarry, Ann Ritchie and Maria Ford who have been so supportive to my family and me throughout the year. All the Fair Committee do such a fantastic job and if it wasn’t for their hard work and commitment there would be no fair so to keep it alive, we need to continue to pull together as a community.

Thank you to everyone at St Mary’s Primary School, to Mr Peakes, all the great teachers, support staff and my peers. It was a fantastic way to finish off my nine years within the school. To all my family and dad’s friends who worked until dark getting the arch ready for the Fair E’en, it was just beautiful. My fondest memory so far was the Fair E’en, it had a great community feel and, my family and friends made memories that will last a lifetime. I wish to thank Kinneil Band, with Niamh one of my close friends taking part as a junior band member, and the Find Your Voice girls (Jen and my friends) for singing at my arch, how special to be singing to the crowds with my friends, outside my arch on the Fair E’en!

I would like to thank my mum, dad, and family for making the past year so special and working so hard to make everything simply perfect! Even my little brother behaved on the day as a pageboy.

Just a few days ago, Zoe and I had the honour of switching on the Bo’ness Christmas Lights. There was such a brilliant community spirit and everyone was having fun. This is what makes our town so special.  The weather was even dry, which was a bonus! Thank you to Buzzness for organising this brilliant event.

I have been so grateful to have had Chief Lady, Zoe by my side, throughout the year and I could not have asked for anyone better. Zoe and her family have been so kind and supportive.

As I write this, I am very much looking forward to attending the Salvation Army Christmas Concert on Wednesday 6th December at the town hall, another great community event.

And last but not least, a big thank you to Lynne Meikle, we have developed a close bond over the past 12 months and we will stay in touch forever.  Thank you for your love and support, Lynne.

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.

I would like to wish the lovely people of Bo’ness a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year which is filled with peace and goodwill.

Queen Lexi

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