Lichfield has a new Bower Queen -16-year-old Bethany Daire.

Bower Queen 2014

Bethany, who will be officially crowned on Bower Day, won the title of 2014 Lichfield Mercury Bower Queen at a glittering selection night on Sunday at Lichfield Golf and Country Club. The A-level student, who lives in Lichfield, is a member of the city's RAF Air Training Corps, does karate and is interested in art. As well as the honour of representing the Bower for a year, Bethany has won £1,000 worth of hair and beauty treatments from Obsession Salon and Spa and a host of other prizes, including a £100 voucher for the Lal Bagh, a meal at Ernie and Isabella's restaurant and a weekend experience at Le Reve. Seventeen year old Abigail Skidmore, also from Lichfield, was named Deputy Bower Queen. Abigail is interested in Performing Arts, literature, French, running and volunteering at school in literacy. Around 90 people including a party of civic guests attended Sunday's selection night, which was compered by Lee Roberts. The panel of judges included incumbent Bower Queen Savannah Bennett, Karen Wharton of Obsession, Steve Craven from La Reve, Mercury editor Gary Phelps and was chaired by Abi Burns, from Lichfield Golf and Country Club. Bower Queen event organiser Kath Marks thanked all the individuals and businesses involved in supporting the event. "Many congratulations to the girls," she said. "They will meet lots of people during the coming year and I will be there to help them throughout." Read more: http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Lichfield-Bower-Queen-2014-selected-glittering/story-20793808-detail/story.html#ixzz300C882mN