Friday, October 25, 2019

2019-2020 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty October Update




Royal Greetings everyone!

We are honored to represent the Warrens Cranberry Festival this upcoming year.

As the newly crowned royalty our first event was the Warrens Cranberry Festival. Princesses Annabelle, Katie and I, Queen Lindsay, went to Warrens on Thursday. We did an interview along with the Mayor of Tomah, Mike Murray, as well as filming a commercial with Nodji Van Wychen and her family. The rest of the Festival consisted of greeting vendors and meeting new people. Many of the festers were from different states and even different countries. Saturday we went on a marsh tour which for both Annabelle and Katie was their first time. The tour was very informative and we had an amazing tour guide. Even though Sunday was rainy we still had a great time at the Royalty Tea and parade. 

October 5th we attended Harvest Days at the Wetherby Cranberry Marsh. After the tour we put on hip boots and took pictures wading in the cranberry bed. We helped out by taking
pictures of the visitors and made sure nobody fell in. Once the weather starting getting bad we headed to the warehouse for warm apple cider and socialized with the visitors.  We ended our day with lunch at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in Warrens and explored the museum downstairs. A fun day for all despite the bad weather.

We hope you enjoyed our adventures as much as we have!


Yours Truly,

2019-2020 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Lindsay Murdock and Princesses: Katie Carlson and Annabelle Haun.

 Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on their schedule: Tomah Holiday Parade, Sparta Holiday Parade,  and the Warrens Area Community Christmas Party.



Friday, August 30, 2019

2018-2019 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty August Update


Royal Greetings!

We are excited to share the latest events we have attended since last month.

On July 30th we attended the Miss Jackson County Pageant at the Black River Falls Lunda Theatre. The evening started out with a royalty tea and social hour followed by the coronation ceremonies. The evening was fun and exciting, and the newly crowned Miss Jackson County is Paris Prochaska.

On August 2nd we took our float to the Wilton Wood Turtle Days Parade. It was a beautiful day, but very hot. We took pictures with other royalty before the parade. It was nice to do a local parade, travel time was short, and we saw a lot of familiar faces.

Wednesday August 7th we left in the afternoon and traveled to West Allis Wisconsin for the Wisconsin State Fair. We got up bright and early Thursday morning and carried everything in for our food demos, which are done on stage before an audience. Afterwards we walked through the Expo Center and used our Bargain Books to buy everything from cookie dough to alligator meat. We walked over and watched the Kid’s From Wisconsin Show. We even got a picture taken with Alex Knoepker, one of our local college students who is helping direct the group this summer. We rode the skylift across the fairgrounds to the other side where we
Had a fun time going on all the rides. We enjoyed the hotel pool that night and got up early the next day to do our final food demos. After the demos we rode the giant ferris wheel and checked out the animal barns. We ended our day watching pig races and the draft horse show. We had a really awesome time at the State Fair.

On August 14th Princesses Sierra and Kendall attended the WSCGA Summer Field Day on the DuBay Cranberry Marsh by Junction City, WI. We had our picture taken with Senator Patrick Testin, many Warrens exhibitors, and Jim Peterson, President of the museum in Warrens. A delicious lunch was served. We were introduced at the annual meeting of the WSCGA and talked about our activities and also invited everyone to our Festival in September. It was a very enjoyable day on the marsh.

We hope you enjoyed our adventures as much as we have!


Yours Truly,

2018-2019 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Cassie Carlson and Princesses: Kendall Murdock and Sierra Steele

Future Events:  Hillsboro Labor Day Parade, Cashton Fall Fest, and Oktoberfest Parade.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2018-2019 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty July Update


Royal Greetings!

We are excited to share the latest events we have attended since last month.

On June 15th Queen Cassie and her sister Katie served juice at the Jessie Parker run and
visited with some of the runners at the event.

On June 26, we went to La Crosse shopping for sun dresses to wear for our summer events. We found white sundresses for the princesses and a burgundy sundress for the queen. They look very nice! We also found black shorts and sandals to finish off our summer attire. We are
looking forward to wearing them on our hot summer activities.

On June 29th, we went to the Wetherby Cranberry Marsh for Cranberry Blossom Day. We
listened to Nodji Van Wychen give her marsh tour presentation on cranberries. We each
prepared a cranberry item for our food demo and gave out samples to the visitors. Afterwards we traveled over to the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center for some complimentary
cranberry ice cream. We had an enjoyable day visiting with all the guests.

On July 4th we attended the parade in Tomah. The weather was beautiful for the entire parade and there were a lot of entries. We decorated our float with American flags in celebration of the glorious day. It’s always fun to do a local parade and see so many familiar faces.

On July 19th we took our float to New Lisbon for the Wa Du Shuda Days Parade. The parade was awesome and the 80’s theme was so much fun. We did our hair up in side ponytails to go with the style from that era. Afterwards we saw a man with bearded dragons and took lots of pictures with them. We wandered around the fest grounds and enjoyed great food and
activities. We stumbled upon the UW– Madison Camp Randall Marching Band that was
performing for a crowd. We had a blast dancing the chicken dance and doing the polka to the music. It was a very enjoyable day for all of us!

We hope you enjoyed our adventures as much as we have!


Yours Truly,

2018-2019 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Cassie Carlson and Princesses: Kendall Murdock and Sierra Steele

Future Events:  La Crosse Interstate Fair, Monroe County Fair, Karner Blue Butterfly Festival, and Wisconsin State Fair.
Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty pictured with UW-Madison Band