On May 2nd, we went on StarFM and 2WG for our monthly titleholder interviews. As always, we had a lot of fun talking to our local radio hosts. Don't forget to tune in on the first Monday of every month to hear all about our adventures.
Ellie from County Hope invited the 2016 MWWQ entrants to get together on the 9th of May at Country Hope. Ellie wanted to thank us for the money that we fundraised for the organisation as one of our MWWQ beneficiaries last year. We had a lovely evening catching up with the other girls and reminiscing about our time as an entrant in the MWWQ.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea was held on May 26th this year. We were given the opportunity to be Ambassadors for the event. This involved attending delicious morning teas at both the Turvey Tops Pharmacy and at Leola Hull's house in North Wagga. This was Leola's 13th time of being a host for the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!! Everyone knows someone who has been affected or impacted by cancer in one way or another, so we were more than happy to get behind such a worthwhile cause.
On May 27th, we attended the "Walk of honour plaque unveiling for John Brasier" on Baylis Street. Megan knew John for many years, as both a teacher in primary school and also through the Harness Racing Club. It was a privilege to be in attendance to honour such an extraordinary and inspiring community man.
The Make A Wish Foundation is in the process of opening up a branch in Wagga Wagga. We decided to volunteer to be on the committee, so that we can help get this valuable organisation up and running in Wagga Wagga. We will be sure to keep you updated over the coming months.
Melissa has also been approached by the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program to mentor a young person in year 8 or 9 for a period of six months. The aim of the program is for the mentor to assist this young person in the development, implementation and completion of a civic project. Melissa has just finished the application process and will hopefully begin mentoring a young person in the next month.
As mentioned in our last blog, the Community Princess Foundation is a new initiative that was launched this year. The foundation provides small grants (to the value of approximately $200) to local charities, sporting groups and individuals who need a hand. Applications for the Community Princess Foundation grants can be found on the MWWQ website.
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 welcome every opportunity to be involved in our beautiful community.
- Queen & Princess xx