A BLOOMING good time was enjoyed by Kidderminster Carnival Queen Hannah Cornish when she was guest of honour at the Crocus Festival staged in the twin town of Husum.

The 15-year-old Wolverley High School student travelled with her family and representatives of the carnival committee for the German town’s annual festival last month.

Husum is famous for its crocuses and the weekend visit was Hannah’s final duty before she hands over her crown to the 2013 queen.

The search for her successor will take place on Sunday, April 15 with competitions to find the queen, princess and two rosebuds at Kidderminster Town Hall.

The doors will open at 10am with the contests for rosebuds, aged six to nine, at 10.30am, the princess, aged 10 to 13, at 12.30pm and the queen, aged 14 to 18 at 1.30pm.

Contestants must live, go to school, college or work in Kidderminster and can enter by completing the form on Page 28 of this week's print edition of The Shuttle.

There will be a £3 registration fee which includes a portrait photograph.