A six-year-old girl has won the privilege of pressing the plunger to get the Abbey Gardens ‘fireworks spectacular’ started on Saturday.
Lana Chipchase’s winning fireworks-inspired picture was chosen from among more than 400 entries in the Bury St Edmunds Round Table Schools Drawing Competition.
The Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Terry Buckle, who judged the competition, said it had proved to be a hard task because of the high quality of entries.
He said: “They were hard to choose between but the one I did pick just stood out.”
As well as winning tickets to Saturday’s display, Lana, a Hardwick Primary School pupil, has won the privilege of joining the Mayor to get the event started.
She will be responsible for pressing the plunger and getting things off to a bang in front of thousands of people.
Robin Cutler, secretary of Bury Round Table, said: “We are delighted that so many children entered our competition and we were very impressed with the high standard of work.
“Congratulations to Lana and we look forward to her starting our spectacular display in the Abbey Gardens, which promises to be a great occasion.”
Discounted tickets are available in advance from the Bury Free Press office in King’s Road, as well as from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, The Apex Box Office, the Tourist Information Centre and Croasdales.
Alternatively, they can be bought on the gate, which will open at 6pm. They cost £6 for adults, £5 for children and senior citizens and £20 for a family of four. The display will start at 7.30pm.
All proceeds from the event will go towards local good causes and charities.