Thursday, March 20, 2014

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - March Update

Royal greetings to everyone!  We have a couple of events we want to share with you since our last update.  

On February 12, Miranda and Sydney attended the Tomah VA for their annual Valentine's celebration in honor of our Nation's Veterans!  We served a huge heart shaped cake to all who came to the event.  It was an awesome opportunity to meet some great people and we thought it was super sweet when some of the patients asked us to be their Valentine.  There was also an art exhibit with creations the patients had made...and we were asked to vote on our favorite piece of artwork.  We even had our picture taken with some of the artists too.  It was such a nice event and we both really enjoyed ourselves.

On March 11, Miranda, Sommer and Sydney all attended the Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day at the State Capital in Madison.  We left Tomah early in the morning and arrived at the Capital to set up and display our cranberry walnut cookies that we passed out to everyone who visited our area.  We met and talked to so many people and we thought it was amazing how many people said they go to the Warrens Cranberry Festival each year, so that was cool to be able to promote and talk about the Festival.  We also were able to walk around and sample all the different foods that were represented by other organizations too.  Later on we walked around the Capital building and took pictures and spent some time listening to a middle school band that was performing for visitors.   Before we left we took more pictures, in our robes, outside the Capital.  Today was a great opportunity and we met so many women who play a role in the agriculture side of things in our great state of Wisconsin!  

We have many fun memories from these two trips and all the others before and we can't wait to update you again next month.

Here is a sneak peak at what's ahead on our calendar:  Warrens Community Easter Breakfast, Princess for a Day and Memorial Day Services at both the Warren Mills and Pine Grove Cemeteries.

Yours Truly,
Queen - Miranda Zelley and Princesses - Sommer Stanley and Sydney Jacob
2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty

Queen-Miranda, VA Director Mario DeSanctis and Princess-Sydney at the
Valentine's Day Celebration at the  Tomah VA
Queen-Miranda and Princess-Sydney at the Valentine's Day Celebration at the  Tomah VA
Princess-Sydney, one of the artists from the art show and Queen-Miranda
at the Valentine's Day Celebration at the  Tomah VA
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda and Princess-Sommer at the
Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day at the State Capital in Madison, WI.
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda and Princess-Sommer at the
Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day at the State Capital in Madison, WI.
Queen-Miranda at the Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day
at the State Capital in Madison, WI.
Princess-Sommer at the Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day
at the State Capital in Madison, WI.
Princess-Sydney at the Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day
at the State Capital in Madison, WI.
Princess-Sommer, Queen-Miranda and Princess-Sydney at the
Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day at the State Capital in Madison, WI.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - February Update

Royal Greetings and Happy February Everyone!

We have two special events that we are super excited to share with all of you.

On January 22, We and royalty mom Lori, all attended the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association's Winter Meeting and Trade Show.  It was a great experience to meet and talk with all the vendors and we learned so much about all the work that goes into growing and selling cranberries.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch and afterward June Potter took us around and introduced us to some of the people that she knows.  Also, it just happened to be June's Birthday, so while we were giving our introductions to the large crowd we asked her to join us on stage and sang Happy Birthday to her too!  We definitely learned a lot and have some fun memories that we will keep forever.

On February 1, Princesses Sommer and Sydney and royalty moms Brandy and Mary Beth all attended the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump, in Westby, WI.  We started the day off at the lodge, where we met lost of other visiting royalty and the Westby Snowflake Royalty and took lots of fun pictures.  After that we (even our moms went with us) started our adventure to the top of the ski jump, climbing almost 400 steps to the top and then back down again.  What a spectacular view it was and something that we will always remember doing!  We met skiers from Finland, Slovenia, Norway and of course the United States too.  We had such a fun time cheering all the skiers on and the best part, they gave everyone small cowbells and each time a skier jumps everyone rings the bells really loud to show support.  We definitely showed our support both by ringing the bells and cheering very loud too.  It was fun to listen to the skiers with their different accents and we took some pictures with them as well.  We had the best time, so much in fact, that we are planning to go back again next year. 

Yours Truly,

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty
Queen-Miranda Zelley and Princesses-Sydney Jacob and Sommer Stanley

Here is a sneak peek of what's ahead on our schedule:  Tomah VA-Serve Cake, Wisconsin Women in Agriculture Day at the Capital in Madison, Warrens Community Easter Breakfast.

 
Princess Sydney, Queen Miranda and Princess Sommer at the WSCGA Winter Meeting - Jan 2014
 
Princesses Sommer and Sydney at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014

Princesses Sommer and Sydney at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014

Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014

Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014

Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014

Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the Westby Snowflake Ski Jump - Feb. 2014
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - January Update

Happy January! 

We are super excited to share the latest event we had the opportunity to go to, since our last update.

On January 8, we all went to the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Coronation, in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista.  We had a wonderful time meeting and talking to the people at our table.  Some of their daughters were competing for the title of 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, so it was fun to root their daughters on during the competition. 

We had a delicious meal of salad, chicken, green beans, potatoes and they had different things to drink too.  After the dinner was finished the competition started, there were 41 contestants and it began by all them introducing themselves. 

Once they were finished the judges picked the top 10 contestants to move on to the next part of the competition.  While the judges were making their decision, the passed out awards and introduced special guests. 

The judges revealed their top 10 choices and one of the contestants from our table was selected to move on.  The contestants were then asked a question and each of them answered. 

The 2013 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs then gave her final farewell speech and even sang a song for everyone!  They brought all the contestants back to the stage and awarded the Miss Congeniality award. 

Finally the moment we had all been waiting for arrived and they revealed the
2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs title to Kaitlyn Riley of Crawford County.  Afterward, we got to meet her and take some pictures with her too!  It was a very fun evening and it was really fun to see how a big competition like that occurs.  We wish Kaitlyn luck in her adventure as 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs!

 Yours Truly,

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty 
Queen: Miranda Zelley and Princesses: Sydney Jacob & Sommer Stanley

Here is a sneak peek of what’s ahead on our schedule:  WSCGA Winter Meeting, Westby Ski Jump and WI Women in AG Day at the Capital in Madison.
 
 
Left to Right: 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs-Kaitlyn Riley, Princess-Sommer, Queen-Miranda, Princess Sydney and 2013 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs-Steffani Koch