It has certainly been a busy month in Wagga Wagga in the lead up to Christmas! However we are absolutely loving the opportunity to represent our amazing city.
I (Melissa) attended the Official Launch for Wagga Wagga Takes Two (WWT2) on December 1st at the William Farrer Hotel. This unique charity event partners 12 of Wagga’s best entertainers with 12 local identities to raise funds for the charities of the chosen celebrities. Each year, the current Miss Wagga Wagga is offered a spot to sing in this successful community fundraiser. Although singing and dancing is significantly out of my comfort zone, I am excited for an opportunity to challenge and grow myself for a good cause. I have been paired with the talented singer Deidre Moulden and together we will be fundraising for my workplace – Kurrajong Early Childhood Intervention Services (KEIS). Watch this space for more details over the coming months!
On December 13th we had the pleasure of attending the Kurrajong Waratah Christmas Spectacular at the Wagga Wagga Music Bowl. It was such a beautiful night to get into the Christmas spirit while listening to some talented local singers and musicians perform!
December 16th saw us visiting the Children’s Ward at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. We donated a bagful of craft items and had a great time chatting with the children as they created their individual masterpieces – a beautiful opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer. We then headed to the Parish Centre to help the St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers collate Christmas Hampers. These events certainly highlighted the true meaning of Christmas!
We had an enjoyable night on December 17th, helping the Specialist Medical Research Foundation (SMRF) committee as they held the inaugural Light the Night Christmas Village. It was a fantastic evening for the children while raising money and awareness for a worthwhile cause.
On December 18th we attended the Mayoral Christmas Party at the Riverine Club and on Tuesday 22nd December, Adriana (former Miss Wagga Wagga 2015) and I (Melissa) volunteered to help out with the Kurrajong Waratah Christmas Gift Wrap at Myer.
We have secured a regular spot on 2WG / Star FM for the first Monday of every month. So please tune in monthly to hear all about our adventures on air.
We would like to continue to join the local community at as many events as possible throughout 2016. If you would like us to attend your special event, please do not hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- Queen & Princess x