Friday, February 6, 2015

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - February Update

Happy February and Royal Greetings!  

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

On January 21,  we all attended the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association - Winter Meeting.  It was a fun event.  We learned a lot about cranberry growing and all the tools they use to make their jobs easier.  We visited with vendors and had our picture taken many times!  There was one booth that had a mini bee hive with live bees flying around inside and honey too!  There was another booth that had drones that cranberry growers can use to check on their crops.  The booths and displays were amazing and it was so cool to see all the different types of products that can be used on a marsh.  We ate a delicious lunch with amazing dessert choices and then we spoke to the group.  We told them what events we've been too since being crowned at coronation night in September, what is ahead on our schedule in the months to come and how we competed and won the title of this year's Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty.  We had so much fun and learned a lot more about the cranberry growing process.  Oh and we also got to wear our new business outfits to the event, which was super fun too!

On January 31, Princesses Tatianna and Brielle went to the Westby Ski Jump.  We had a fun time and were able to meet the Westby Snowflake Royalty and about six other groups of visiting royalty too.  There were ski jumpers from Finland, Slovenia, Poland and the U.S.A. Some of the jumpers were only 13 years old!  The farthest we saw anyone jump was 123 meters...it was amazing.  We climbed all the way to the top of the jump/launching area and also had our picture taken with some of the jumpers too.  We had so much fun we are already planning our return trip next year.

Thanks for tuning in to this month's update.  Below is a sneak peak at what lies ahead for us in the coming months.  We'll be back again in March with another update.

Yours Truly,
2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen-Olivia Engel and Princesses - Tatianna Briggs and Brielle Lueck

Here is a sneak peak of what's on our schedule:  Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day, Warrens Community Easter Breakfast


Princess-Brielle, Queen-Olivia, Princess-Tatianna at the WSCGA Winter Meeting

Princesses-Tatianna and Brielle and Queen-Olivia visiting the booth with the drone

Princesses Tatianna and Brielle at the Westby Ski Jump with all the other visiting royalty

Princesses-Brielle and Tatianna at the Westby Ski Jump

Princesses-Tatianna and Brielle at the Westby Ski Jump
Princesses-Brielle and Tatianna and some of the world class ski jumpers at the Westby Ski Jump

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - January Update

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

We are super excited to share that we won 1st Place Youth in the Tomah Holiday Parade...all of our hard work creating our holiday float really paid off.  So, on December 3, we picked up the award at the Tomah Chamber of Commerce and even had our picture taken with Director, Tina Thompson.  When we finished there we went to Maurices and Nodji helped us pick out our business attire.  We have had so much fun wearing our new outfits and we thank the Festival for purchasing them for us.   

On December 5, we went to the Senior Center to help serve juice and coffee for the Rotary Christmas Party.  It was really fun talking and mingling and everyone was in a very festive Christmas spirit!  We even got to wear our new outfits for the first time.   We also got to know Olivia’s cool Grandma too.  It was a very fun experience.

On December 5, we rode in the Sparta Holiday Parade.  Before it began we went to the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast to socialize and stay warm.  We met other visiting royalty and Santa was there too!  We took pictures on their staircase with the other royalty.  The parade itself was fun, we had lots of lights on our float and it was fun to see all the other floats decorated for the holidays.  We stayed warm in our beautiful robes and when the parade was complete we watched them light the tree.  We had hot cocoa, popcorn and cookies too!

On December 6, we and our families went to Madison for the Holiday Event at the Governor’s Mansion.  All of the rooms in the mansion had a different theme like, the Twelve Days of Christmas and hand-made crochet ornaments for all the families that have lost a family member during war.  In another room, we learned that one of the chairs was from 1750, making it the oldest piece of furniture in the house!  The library’s theme was based on how the woods look in the winter.  The last room we saw had the cutest theme by far, stuffed polar bears and penguins and the tree was decorated with hand-made ornaments from the Boys & Girls Club  of Dane County.  We had so much fun and took so many pictures.  When we finished the tour of the Mansion we all headed to Ella’s Deli.  We had a great time!  It was SO cool.  There are so many little trinkets to look at and the food was amazing.  We all enjoyed our time and meals there.  When we got back from Madison we had to get ready to ride in the Black River Falls Holiday Parade.  It was really fun and everyone was in the Christmas spirit.  It was a little chilly but our robes kept us toasty warm and we even saw a reindeer pulling Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus!  It was a fun event.  

On January 7, we all attended the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Coronation.  We watched 39 women from all over the state of Wisconsin compete for the winning title.  We got a chance to mingle and visit with other guests before the event began.  We enjoyed a nice dinner and then the competition began.  From the 39 contestants ten were selected to choose a card and then answer the question accordingly, then it was time for the judges to make their decision.  While this occurred they handed out awards and recognition to people affiliated with the fair and the best award given was to Bob Williams and the coolest part was that the award is now called the “Bob Williams Award.”  The ten contestants were then brought out and five were selected to answer the question ‘if the Governor was to come to your fair, what is the one thing you would show him and why is that important?’  Finally it was the moment we had been waiting for, and Deann Schlies, from Brown County was chosen the 2015 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair!  We even got our picture taken with Deann after the event.

We had so much fun and are looking forward to what's ahead on our calendar. We can't wait!!!

Yours Truly,

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen: Olivia Engel and Princesses: Tatianna Briggs and Brielle Lueck

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  WSCGA Winter Meeting, Westby Ski Jump and Wisconsin Women in Agricultural Day.

Watch for our updates in the Cranfest Scoop each month.

Princess - Tatianna, Queen - Olivia and Princess - Brielle
Holiday Event at the Governor's Mansion - Dec. 2014

Princesses - Tatianna and Brielle and Queen - Olivia
Black River Falls Holiday Parade - Dec. 2014

Princesses - Brielle and Tatianna, Bob Williams, WI Depart. of Ag, and Queen - Olivia
Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Coronation - Jan. 2015

2015 WI Fairest of the Fairs - Deann Schlies, Princess - Brielle, Queen - Olivia and Princess - Tatianna
Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Coronation - Jan. 2015



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - December Update

Happy December!  We are super excited to share our latest event we've had the opportunity to take part in since our last update.

On November 28, we rode in the Tomah Holiday Parade.  This year's theme was "Frozen In Time."  First of all we want to thank our families for helping us decorate our float.  It was beautiful and sparkly and we had so much fun putting it all together.  The parade was so fun, we had a great time seeing all the other colorful floats and their creativity too.  We were prepared for the cold weather and bundled up and used our robes, which definitely keep us warm too!  It was fun to see so many familiar faces and wave to our families and friends.  What a night and what a cool parade!  

We can't wait for our next events, take a look below at all the fun things that are on our schedule in the next couple of weeks and months ahead.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yours Truly,

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen-Olivia Engel and Princesses-Tatianna Briggs and Brielle Lueck

Here is a sneak peek of what's ahead on our schedule:  Tomah Rotary Christmas Party, Sparta Holiday Parade, Black River Falls Holiday Parade, Warrens Community Christmas Party, Holiday Visit to the State Capitol, Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Coronation, WSCGA Winter Meeting, Westby Ski Jump and Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day.


LtoR:  Princess-Brielle, Queen-Olivia & Princess-Tatianna