Friday, June 23, 2017

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival June Royalty Update

Royal Greetings! We are excited to share the latest events we’ve had the opportunity to take part in since our last update.

On May 28th we attended the Arcadia Broiler Dairy Days. We started off the day with a Queen’s Tea at the Fire Station. We enjoyed exchanging buttons and stories with other royalty. Following the tea everyone went outdoors  to have a group royalty photo taken. Following the photo it was parade time!! It was a little windy but a very enjoyable parade.

May 29th we were honored to attend the Warrens-Mills Cemetery Memorial Day program in Warrens.  We handed out programs and had the privilege of laying the wreath. A little rain didn't dampen the wonderful
ceremony. After the ceremony we had a delicious chicken dinner served by the Lions at the Log Building. The final stop for the day was the Pine Grove Cemetery in Mather. Nodji Van Wychen was the Mistress of
ceremonies and Princess Stevie sang the National Anthem. Queen Mackenzie and Princess Lindsay read
poems along with the Van Wychen grandchildren. The ceremony concluded with a 21 gun salute and playing of taps. It was a day to reflect and remind us of those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.

On June 2nd we attended the kickoff celebration for the 1st Annual Bike Me Fun Ride at Bosshard Park in Sparta. We enjoyed dinner, playing bean bags, ladder golf and enjoyed live music. We had a wonderful
time visiting with other bikers in attendance. A walk along the Bosshard Park Trail allowed for some great photo opportunities. We finished our evening with an ice cream treat at Rudy’s.

Saturday June 3rd we started our day off with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Elroy Commons. After breakfast we headed out on the trail with about 100 others bikers. The weather was beautiful and we had great time interacting with other bikers and enjoying the scenery. It was a great bonding day, 32 miles of biking gives you a lot of time to get to know one another.

Later that night we attended the Miss Sparta and Outstanding Teen  pageant. We enjoyed an  exciting night of competition. We are looking forward to spending our year with the newly crowned Miss Sparta, Erica Ebert and the Outstanding Teen, Emalee Schwarz.

June 9th we attended the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Tomah. After the opening ceremony we participated in a lap with the survivors. Later we served Culver’s custard and played bingo with the attendees. It was a very inspirational evening and it was enjoyable to see the community spirit in Tomah.

On June 11th we attended the Sparta Butterfest Royalty Tea. We enjoyed refreshments and  participated in a group photo of all the royalty in front of Ben Bikin statue. The rain held off  and the sun came out for the
parade . People along the parade were in a very festive mood. We had a good time walking around the fest grounds visiting with friends and members from the Tomah and Sparta communities.


We hope you enjoyed our monthly update and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead on our calendar.   

Yours Truly,

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Mackenzie Myers and Princesses: Lindsay Murdock and Stevie Peterson

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  Karner Blue Butterfly Parade, Tomah & Ontario 4th of July Parades, Loggers Game, Wa Da Shuda Parade and Monroe County Fair.



Royalty & Moms at Bike Me Fun Ride - Sparta, WI

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival May Royalty Update


Royal Greetings! 

We are excited to share the latest events we’ve had the opportunity to take part in since our last update.

On April 28th we attended the Sparta Butterfest Festmaster’s Banquet with Nodji. We enjoyed a lovely meal and many delicious cupcakes. We had a wonderful night with Miss Sparta 2016, Christina Weaver, as we welcomed in the new 2017 Festmaster, David Kuderer.

May 13th we started the morning by attending the Tomah Area Cancer Support Walk at the Fairgrounds at the Tomah Fairgrounds. We had a wonderful time talking with cancer survivors and their families along with other supporters. We also enjoyed a pancake breakfast and had a caricature drawing done.

From there we proceeded on our journey to Lambeau Field in Green Bay for the Alice in Dairyland Coronation. Of course the first thing we did upon our arrival was go shopping in the Pro Shop. We had a chance to see what it feels like to sit in the front row in the stadium. The best part was when the sprinkler system came on while we were taking pictures on the field. We met some wonderful new friends at our table during the
banquet and danced with them after the banquet. The new Alice in Dairyland is Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Cleveland, WI . We’re sure she will be a fantastic Alice as her presentation was on Cranberries!!. 


On May 21st  we attended the Westby Syttende Mai festivities. Our day started  out by attending the Queen’s tea. We had the pleasure of taking photos with the other visiting royalty, and the new Syttende Mai Royalty. We were served some really delicious treats at the tea. After the tea we participated in the very, very cold parade. Even though it was cold and cloudy, the people along the parade route were smiling, happy, and very friendly. We had a fantastic time despite the weather.


We hope you enjoyed our monthly update and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead on our calendar.   

Yours Truly,

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Mackenzie Myers and Princesses: Lindsay Murdock and Stevie Peterson

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  Bike Me Fun Ride, Sparta Butterfest, Jesse Parker Run, Miss Wisconsin Pageant, Cranberry Blossom Day, and Tomah 4th of July Parade.

 
Princess Stevie, Alice in Dairyland, Queen Mackezie, and Princess Lindsay

Friday, April 28, 2017

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival April Royalty Update



Royal Greetings and Happy Spring! 

We are excited to share the latest events we’ve had the opportunity to take part in since our last update. 

On April 2, we attended the Westby Syttende Mai Coronation. At this event they also hold a “Grandparent of the Year” contest. Participating students must write a 100 word or less essay explain why their grandparent deserves the tittle of “Grandparent of the Year”. The winner gets to ride in both of their parades along with their grandchild. Each of the contestants are sponsored by one of the area businesses and they wear a unique Norwegian style dress. It was exciting to watch and see who would be crowned the new Westby Syttende Mai Princess and her attendants. We congratulated the newly crowned royalty and took pictures with them. We are looking forward to joining them for their parade in May! 

On April 15, We attended the Warrens Easter Breakfast and enjoyed visiting with everyone who attended. It was a good turn out, and the pancake breakfast was delicious. We even had a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny, what a great community event! We are all ready for our busy parade season which is approaching very quickly. We hope you enjoyed our update for this month and we look forward to what’s ahead on our calendar.

Yours Truly, 

2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival RoyaltyQueen: Mackenzie Myers and Princesses: Lindsay Murdock and Stevie Peterson


Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule: Sparta Festmasters Banquet, Tomah Area Cancer Support, Memorial Day Services (Warren Mills & Pine Grove Cemeteries), Alice in Dairyland Coronation, and the Westby Syttende Mai Parade. 



Princess Stevie, Queen Mackenzie, and Princess Lindsay
with newly crowned 2017 Westby Syttende Mai Royalty