Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017-2018 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty December Update

Royal greetings everyone!

We were excited to show off all our hard work spent on decorating our beautiful float for Christmas. The first holiday parade was in Tomah on November 24th. It was a cold and rainy night but we still had fun spreading holiday cheer to all who attended. 

On December 1st we attended the Sparta Holiday Parade. We were invited to a royalty tea prior to the
parade where they served delicious hot chocolate. This parade was a blast and we received many
compliments on our beautiful capes and lovely decorated float. After the parade we went to see the lights in the park. We took tons of pictures with children, dogs, Santa and Mrs. Claus too! It was a lovely evening to celebrate the Christmas season!

December 2nd we had two events. We started out the day at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center for their Christmas Open House. We helped serve cranberry punch, hot cranberry cider and cranberry
hors d’oeuvres and had a great time visiting with the guests. Later that same day we headed to Black River Falls for Christkindl Festival. The city was decorated with beautiful garland wrapped lampposts and a fire pit  on each block. The parade wasn't very long, but we received a lot of applause and good comments about our float. Afterwards we took Christmas pictures with some beautiful horses, Mr. & Mrs. Clause, and also the Jackson County Royalty. This concludes our holiday parades but we are looking forward to all the
parades this summer.

December 6th we toured the Wisconsin Capital in Madison. The Capital building is a very beautiful and stunning structure. In the center of the building stood a huge Christmas tree with a toy train circling around it. We also visited Representative Nancy VanderMeer’s office, unfortunately she was out of her
office so we couldn’t get pictures with her. The capital visit was supper fun and an awesome experience!

After visiting the to Capital we went to the Executive Mansion. The mansion was filled with beautiful Christmas trees, each had its own unique decorations. One of the trees was decorated with a variety of fruit and of course they included the best fruit of all, CRANBERRIES! We loved the tour and took lots of
pictures with all the lovely trees. After the tour we went to Ella’s Deli for a wonderful lunch. We enjoyed looking around at all the unique decor in the deli and finished off our meal  with delicious ice cream.
Everyone had a wonderful day in Madison and it was a great day to spreading some Holiday Cheer!

Happy Holidays!

The 2017-2018 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Tatianna Briggs and Princesses: Hannah Hogan and Lauren von Arx

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  Shopping for formals, Fairest of the Fair Coronation, WSCGA Winter Meeting, and Westby Snowflake Ski Jump.
Princess Hannah, Queen Tatianna, Princess Lauren at Executive Mansion

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017-2018 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty November Update

Royal greetings everyone!

We are excited to share with you a couple of our activities for this past month. The first was a shopping trip for our business attire with Nodji and Shayna to Valley View Mall in La Crosse. We had a lot of fun looking for different outfits. We tried on an entire rack of clothing and finally decided on a black sweater dress and short boots. After shopping we went out to eat and finished off our meal with delicious cupcakes from Addiecakes. We had a wonderful time with Nodji and Shayna on our first royalty shopping excursion.

Our next event was decorating our float for upcoming holiday parades. We covered the float with lights, presents, and even a lighted reindeer, snowman, and tree. While decorating we enjoyed pizza and had some good bonding time with each other. It was really cold decorating the float in the Cranfest garage, but we went all out and covered the entire float in fun decorations for everyone to enjoy.

We are super excited for all the events to come and are honored to represent the Warrens Cranberry Festival!

Yours truly,

The 2017-2018 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Tatianna Briggs and Princesses: Hannah Hogan and Lauren von Arx

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  Tomah Holiday Parade, Sparta Holiday Parade,  and visit to the Executive Mansion.

Monday, October 30, 2017

2017-2018 Newly Crowned Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty

The Warrens Cranberry Festival is excited to introduce the 2017-2018 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty

Queen - Tatianna Briggs, and Princesses –Hannah Hogan and Lauren von Arx

Tatianna is the 16-year-old daughter of Daniel and Sarah Briggs. Tatianna is in the 11th grade at Tomah High School where she is a member of Golf, DECA, Forensics, Dance, and Choir. Tatianna volunteers her time at St. Paul’s Church and is involved with the Jessie Parker Run, Pennies for Presents, Polar Plunge and
fundraising for MDA. In her free time, Tatianna enjoys golfing, baking, archery and reading.

Hannah is the 15-year-old daughter of Kelley Sunderlage of Tomah. Hannah is in the 10th grade at Tomah High School. She is employed with Tomah Parks and Recreation, is a member of the gymnastics team, and volunteers with the Sparta House of Shadows. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and creating art.

Lauren is the 15-year-old daughter of Daniel & Allison von Arx, and is in the 10th grade at Tomah High School where she participates in Show Choir, Soccer, Student Council, and Art honors. During the summers, Lauren has attended Girl Scout leadership camps and learned skills to be a camp counselor and leader in other areas. In her free time, Lauren volunteers at the local food pantry and enjoys various outdoor activities,
painting, listening to music, cooking, and traveling.

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

Princess Hannah Hogan, Queen Tatianna Briggs, Princess Lauren von Arx