Young’s National Cherry Festival Queen competition entrants are set to make their first official public outing this month.
The entrants, Amelia Everdell and Clare Grantham will be introduced at the Cherry Blossom Long Table Lunch on September 23.
The entrants both work in Young where Clare is a teacher and Amelia is in sales. They have similar interests; a passion for musical performance and the enjoyment of movies and time with friends.
The 2018 entrants have a comprehensive list of engagements, including appearances at the Boorowa Irish Festival over the October long weekend, the Harden Kite Festival on October 13 and the National Cherry Festival from November 30 to December 2.
In addition, both are planning events to raise funds for their chosen charities. Amelia’s charity is CanAssist while Clare is raising money for the Young Community Chest.
The entrants say they are honoured to be entrants in the popular Cherry King and Queen Competition. Both speak highly of the festival and their region and share a desire to engage positively with their community
Amelia says she loves the fact that while Young is relatively small it is well equipped for services. “However, Youngs’ greatest trait would be how supportive we are of each other, lending a hand when businesses, charities and families are in need.”
Clare enjoys getting to know the friendly people in the Hilltops Region who she has me through community activities. “I love the way so many members of our community get involved in the festival from performance to presentations, to activities that cater for people of all ages and interests,” she says.
During the Festival, Queen entrants will take part in the Saturday afternoon parade prior to the Queen crowning which will follow soon after in front of the Town Hall.
Now the entrants will be focused on their selected fundraising events leading up to the National Cherry Festival and are inviting residents to support them in their fundraising efforts.