BANKS will crown its Banx Factor winner this weekend.
The final, on March 15, will see seven contestants who have made it through the heats battle it out for the top prize – starring as closing act of the Banks Carnival on June 1.
More than 2,500 flocked to the 2012 carnival, which returned after 30 years to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Representatives from all over Lancashire will descend on the village for the final with acts from Skelmersdale, Leyland, Parbold and Burscough set to perform.
Heather Weekes, who is on the carnival committee and is the event’s compere, said: “The heats have been incredible and the level of ability has been to such a high standard. I can’t wait for the final, and I’m just happy to not be a judge, as I could not pick a winner.”
George Fewtrell and Abigail Bond will be flying the flag for Banks Village, and pupils at Banks Methodist Primary School have been going ‘Fewtrell’ crazy while, George found himself thrust into the limelight in a recent school newsletter.
The night promises to be action packed with entertainment, as not only will Banks crown the Banx Factor winner, but also the 2013 Carnival Queen and Princess. Tickets are not needed for the event but people are being asked to get there early to get a table at St Stephens Social Club.
Doors open from 7pm and entry is £2 on the night. Paul Blane, chairman of the carnival committee, is now urging people to come along and join the party.
He said: “Banks loves a party and March 15 will certainly be that.
“This is the last main event before the Banks Carnival and signals that the countdown to June 1 is certainly underway.”
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