December started off strong, with us being invited to our first Citizenship Ceremony at the Civic Theatre. Unfortunately, Rachael could not attend, but Jessikah was able to go and assist onstage. It was such a rewarding experience to attend a Citizenship Ceremony in person, as these have recently been held via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was wonderful to see how excited everyone was to receive their Citizenship Certificate.
We were invited to attend a Morning Tea with the Mayor Mr Greg Conkey OAM, in his office the following day. It was wonderful to catch up and discuss what we were most looking forward to in the year to come. We also spoke about what we love about Wagga Wagga and what we had learnt about our city throughout our time as Miss Wagga Wagga Quest Entrants.
Later that week, we had another fantastic opportunity to go on Saturday Night radio with Alan Lean at 2AAA. These radio shows were always great fun when we were Entrants and we are fortunate to have the continued support of 2AAA as Titleholders. We discussed our Crowning Ceremony in November, our personal journey as Entrants and we listened to some great music! We are always excited to be invited to be on the radio with Alan.
Later in December, we were privileged to be invited to volunteer with the Salvation Army to fill Christmas Hampers. We felt overwhelmed when we entered the room to see so many tables covered with items such as toys, books and clothing all donated by our local Wagga Wagga community to support those in need at Christmas time. We met some lovely volunteers and had a fun and rewarding time filling hampers. We are already excited to go back and volunteer next year!
We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Christmas!
We will see you in the new year!
Jessikah & Rachael