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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival - November Update

Royal Greetings to everyone!  We are excited to share with everyone our latest event we've had the opportunity to take part in since we were crowned in September!

On October 17th, we rode in the Tomah Homecoming Parade.  It was so much fun!  We saw lots of people we knew and really liked riding on our royal float.  It was a little windy but we just bundled up...our robes really keep us warm.  We even had two little cranberries that joined in the fun...thanks Drew and Sydney!

Soon we have been working on decorating our float for all the upcoming holiday parades.  Some of the parades have themes, so it will be fun to show off our hard work and creativity.

We are looking forward to all the upcoming events and are honored to represent the Warrens Cranberry Festival at all of them!

Yours truly,

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

Here is a sneak peak of what's ahead on our "royal" schedule:  Tomah Holiday Parade, Rotary Christmas Party, Sparta Holiday Parade, Black River Falls Holiday Parade, Holiday Visit to the Governor's Mansion/State Capitol, and The Warrens Community Christmas Party.


2014 Tomah Homecoming Parade - Queen-Olivia Engel, Princesses-Brielle Lueck and Tatianna Briggs
and "little cranberries" Sydney and Drew!