CARNIVAL QUEEN 2017: My name is Lara Dullam-Devlin. I went to Route 39 school and was previously Deputy Head girl. But I am currently being home-schooled and doing a part time college course. I am 15 years old and my hobbies include surfing, netball, public-speaking and going to the gym. When I’m older I either want to be a midwife or an MP as I am passionate about fighting for women’s rights. I believe that the battle for equal rights is not over and has only just begun. I wanted to be Holsworthy Carnival Queen as I want to make a difference in our community by doing more fundraising and by giving an opportunity to bring young people and ‘not so young people’ together. I believe that every elderly person has a story to tell, and that we can all learn from their experience. I feel honoured to take on the role of Carnival Queen, and I want to inspire more people to take an opportunity like this when it is right in front of them. It is important to follow your dreams and not give up, no matter what life throws at you.

Lara and mum

Lara Dullam-Devlin and her mother Anna Devlin


FAIRY QUEEN 2017: Hello, my name is Ruby Stephens and I am 8 years old. I live in Holsworthy and I go to Bradworthy Primary School. I have lots of hobbies that I enjoy, these include gymnastics, reading, swimming, gardening and lots more. I would like to be Holsworthy Fairy Queen as this is something I have wanted to do since I can remember watching Holsworthy Carnival. I love all things pretty, and I would enjoy being part of Holsworthy Carnival and representing Holsworthy at other Carnivals during the year.


Ruby Stephens and her mother Rachel Lebe