Kedington’s main event is taking shape

Gathering of past and present Meadowlark candidates ANL-150605-081819009
Gathering of past and present Meadowlark candidates ANL-150605-081819009

Current candidates for the title of Miss Meadowlark and their attendants came together with previous candidates to give this year’s event a promotional push.

Meadowlark is the biggest community event of the calendar in Kedington and is now in its 48th year.

The main event takes place at Kedington Community Centre and on the neighbouring Meadow in Arms Lane on June 13, but before that the selection for Miss Meadowlark and her two attendants has to take place.

Entrants to Miss Meadowlark need to be girls aged between 12 and 15, but this year, for the first time, boys aged between nine and 11 are also able to apply to become attendants.

Miss Meadowlark and her attendants open the walking pageant that kicks off the main day of activities on June 13.

They are also involved in the various events that take place in the village in the week building up to June 13, the details for which will be revealed soon.

The Miss Meadowlark selection night takes place at the community centre on Friday, May 15 from 6.30pm onwards.

It includes an opening ceremony for the candidates before the ‘winners’ are crowned at a ceremony.

The successful candidates will then have their own ‘VIP’ area where they will have waitress service.

There is also going to be a disco for children aged over nine, a disco dance competition and various games, a café, tuck shop and cake stall.

Tickets cost £4, which includes tokens for the games, and are available from Nissa Stores and Kedington Butchers or on the door.

The evening is supported by STP Stationary, The Inspiration Room, Studio 56, The Barnardiston Arms and Alan Barny, who does the lighting and sound.

The next big event in the Meadowlark programme will be a duathlon on the Meadow on June 7.

Open to anyone aged six and over it will include two laps of the Meadow, one running and one cycling, but any children not confident on a bike can do both laps on foot.

The duathlon is sponsored by Aerocycles and Tesco. To enter email Andy Brown at