2016-2017 Warrens Cranberry Festival July Royalty Update
We are excited to share the latest events we've had the opportunity to take part in since last month.
This summer has been very busy! On June 17th we attended the Remembering Jesse Parker Run in Tomah. Runners and walkers of all ages participated to support this amazing cause. We served cranberry juice during the pancake breakfast and visited with attendees. You could feel the outpouring of love for the Parker family at this event. After the Jesse Parker Run we headed to Oshkosh for the Miss Wisconsin Pageant. It was very interesting to watch the 11 finalists show off their swimwear, talent, and evening gowns. We were excited to witness Christina Weaver, Miss Sparta, receive the Community Service Scholarship Award. Miss Madison Capitol City, McKenna Collins, was crowned the 2017 Miss Wisconsin. It was a very fun experience with all the moms and daughters attending this event together.
On June 18th we left Oshkosh and headed to Wisconsin Rapids for the Cranberry Blossom Parade. Before the parade we visited the zoo and walked through the butterfly garden and chatted with parrots. It was a very nice parade with many friendly spectators.
July 1st we attended the Black River Falls Karner Blue Butterfly Parade and Tea. At the Tea we exchanged buttons and ate lunch with other visiting royalty. We had a great time seeing all the smiles on the little kids faces along the parade route.
July 4th we started our day participating in the Tomah 4th of July Parade. As soon as we were through the parade we quickly packed our float and headed to Ontario for their 4th of July festivities. This was the first time Cranfest has participated in the Ontario Parade. The crowds were very complimentary of our beautiful float. It was a warm and beautiful day, what a wonderful way to celebrate July 4th.
July 8th we headed to the La Crosse Loggers Lumberyard Field to watch a Loggers game. We each had the privilege of throwing out the first pitch. We chose the celebrity home run winner’s section and before the 4th inning we walked the card around the stadium. We were also chosen to participate in the Office Olympics and Queen Mackenzie Won! After the game we were able to take photos with some of the Loggers and watch the fireworks extravaganza over the field. Even though the Loggers didn’t win, it was a great experience.
On July 9th New Lisbon was our destination for their Wa DU Shuda Days Festival. We decorated our float with “Under the Sea” decorations to go along with their parade theme. We attended the Royalty Tea and
enjoyed a light snack followed by a group photo. After the parade we watched the Echoes of Camp Randall performance put on by the UW-Madison Badgers Marching Band. It was a great day for a parade!
We hope you enjoyed our monthly update and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead on our calendar.
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: Miss Jackson County Pageant, Wilton Wood Turtle Days, and the Wisconsin State Fair.
|Royalty at La Crosse Loggers Game|