Royal Greetings! We are excited to share the latest events we’ve had the opportunity to take part in since our last update.
On May 28th we attended the Arcadia Broiler Dairy Days. We started off the day with a Queen’s Tea at the Fire Station. We enjoyed exchanging buttons and stories with other royalty. Following the tea everyone went outdoors to have a group royalty photo taken. Following the photo it was parade time!! It was a little windy but a very enjoyable parade.
May 29th we were honored to attend the Warrens-Mills Cemetery Memorial Day program in Warrens. We handed out programs and had the privilege of laying the wreath. A little rain didn't dampen the wonderful
ceremony. After the ceremony we had a delicious chicken dinner served by the Lions at the Log Building. The final stop for the day was the Pine Grove Cemetery in Mather. Nodji Van Wychen was the Mistress of
ceremonies and Princess Stevie sang the National Anthem. Queen Mackenzie and Princess Lindsay read
poems along with the Van Wychen grandchildren. The ceremony concluded with a 21 gun salute and playing of taps. It was a day to reflect and remind us of those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.
On June 2nd we attended the kickoff celebration for the 1st Annual Bike Me Fun Ride at Bosshard Park in Sparta. We enjoyed dinner, playing bean bags, ladder golf and enjoyed live music. We had a wonderful
time visiting with other bikers in attendance. A walk along the Bosshard Park Trail allowed for some great photo opportunities. We finished our evening with an ice cream treat at Rudy’s.
Saturday June 3rd we started our day off with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Elroy Commons. After breakfast we headed out on the trail with about 100 others bikers. The weather was beautiful and we had great time interacting with other bikers and enjoying the scenery. It was a great bonding day, 32 miles of biking gives you a lot of time to get to know one another.
Later that night we attended the Miss Sparta and Outstanding Teen pageant. We enjoyed an exciting night of competition. We are looking forward to spending our year with the newly crowned Miss Sparta, Erica Ebert and the Outstanding Teen, Emalee Schwarz.
June 9th we attended the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Tomah. After the opening ceremony we participated in a lap with the survivors. Later we served Culver’s custard and played bingo with the attendees. It was a very inspirational evening and it was enjoyable to see the community spirit in Tomah.
On June 11th we attended the Sparta Butterfest Royalty Tea. We enjoyed refreshments and participated in a group photo of all the royalty in front of Ben Bikin statue. The rain held off and the sun came out for the
parade . People along the parade were in a very festive mood. We had a good time walking around the fest grounds visiting with friends and members from the Tomah and Sparta communities.
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: Karner Blue Butterfly Parade, Tomah & Ontario 4th of July Parades, Loggers Game, Wa Da Shuda Parade and Monroe County Fair.
|Royalty & Moms at Bike Me Fun Ride - Sparta, WI|