Monday, September 22, 2014

2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty

The Warrens Cranberry Festival is pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty was crowned on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

The Festival Board and Membership welcomes these lovely young ladies and looks forward to all their cranberry adventures.


2014-2015 Queen - Olivia Engel
Olivia is the 17-year-old daughter of Joe Engel, Tomah WI and Laurie Engel, Tomah, WI.  Olivia is in the 12th grade at Tomah High School where she is involved with the dance team and is a Link Crew leader.  Within the community, Olivia volunteers at an assisted living facility, the Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry, and the Area Community Theater, and she has also participated in the Remembering Theresa, Steppin’ Out in Pink, and Remembering Jesse events.  Olivia’s hobbies include playing the flute, painting, dancing, running, and crafting.


2014-2015 Princess - Tatianna Briggs
Tatianna is the 13-year-old daughter of Dan and Sarah Briggs of Warrens.  She is in the  8th grade at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran School and is involved with the hand bell choir.  In her free time, Tatianna participates in 4-H, Tomah Area Community Theater, and the Adopt-a-Highway program, and she also enjoys her hobbies of dancing, singing, and golfing.

2014-2015 Princess - Brielle Lueck
Brielle is the 13-year-old daughter of Dan and Rebecca Lueck of Tomah.  Brielle is in 8th grade at Tomah Middle School where she participates in band and volleyball.  In her free time, Brielle is a volunteer at the Chasing Daylight animal shelter and has also volunteered during the Feed My Starving Children food packing events.  Brielle’s hobbies include dancing, skiing, playing the clarinet, and attending sporting events. 

Keep watching for their updates and also some fun photos on our website www.cranfest.com


LtoR:  Queen - Olivia Engel, Princess - Brielle Lueck & Princess - Tatianna Briggs


Monday, June 30, 2014

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - June Update

Royal Greetings and Happy June to everyone!

We are super excited to share all the events we have had the opportunity to take part in since our last update.

May 25 - we all went to the Arcadia Broiler Days Parade.  It was our 2nd parade of the summer and it felt like summer too!  It was 87 degrees and the sun was shining, it was so warm and we had a great time waving from our royal float!

May 26 - we all went to the Memorial Day Programs at the Warren Mills and Pine Grove Cemeteries.  We began the day at the Warren Mills Cemetery, where we laid the wreath in a ceremony honoring our nation's veterans.  We also handed out programs there too.  The program was SO nice and everyone did a wonderful job.  Afterwards, we had a delicious chicken-Q lunch served by the Warrens Lions Club.  From there we went to the Pine Grove Cemetery where we gave readings and listened to Nodji's grandchildren read as well.  The entire day was very meaningful and we were honored to be part of such a beautiful and important day!

May 31 - Princesses Sydney and Sommer went to the West Salem June Dairy Days Parade.  We had a great time, the weather was beautiful and met some new people and also saw some familiar faces there too.  It was hot and sunny, a perfect day for a parade!

May 31 - We all attended the Miss Sparta Pageant.  When we arrived they had blocked a section off just for the royalty that attended (that was so cool).  It was fun talking to everyone and meeting new people.  The evening was really fun to watch as all the contestants competed and we were anxious as the new Miss Sparta, Zoe Roo was crowned at the end of the night!  We took lots of pictures and had a great time!

June 7 - we all attended the Monroe County Dairy Breakfast.  We left bright and early for Cashton, WI, the site of this year's dairy breakfast.  It was SO fun!  We waited in line for a long time to get our breakfast and boy was it worth the wait, it was delicious.  After that, we walked around interacting with visitors and then we got to to inside a helicopter and we all went on a horse drawn carriage ride too!  The people were so nice and it was great morning and event.  We really had a good time.

June 8 - we went to the Sparta Butterfest Parade.  Today was so fun!  We started the day out by going to their royalty tea.  The weather was so beautiful and the day was perfect.  It was nice to see those familiar faces on the parade route and it was really fun riding on our float.  We love the parades!

Thanks so much for reading our blog, we will update again next month, speaking of updates this is what is ahead on our schedule.

Winona Steamboat Days Parade, Miss Wisconsin Pageant, Wisconsin Rapids Blossom Days Parade, Jesse Parker Run, Cranberry Blossom Days, 4th of July Parade, Wa Da Shuda Days Parade, Karner Blue Butterfly Days Parade, Monroe County Fair Business After 5, WSCGA Summer Field Days, Wisconsin State Fair and WSCGA Sporting Clay Shoot.

Yours Truly,

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


Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda and Princess Sommer at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda and Princess Sommer at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda, Princess Sommer and the Arcadia Broiler Days Royalty
at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Princess-Sommer, Queen-Miranda and Princess Sydney at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda, Princess Sommer and lil' cranberries Emma and Abbie
at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Queen-Miranda and Princesses Sydney and Sommer at Arcadia Broiler Days Parade
Princess Sommer, Queen Miranda and Princess Sydney at the Memorial Day Service,
Warren Mills Cemetery, Warrens, WI
Princess Sommer, Queen Miranda and Princess Sydney at the Memorial Day Wreath Laying
Program, Warren Mills Cemetery, Warrens, WI
Princess Sommer, Queen Miranda and Princess Sydney at the Memorial Day Wreath Laying
Program, Warren Mills Cemetery, Warrens, WI
Princess-Sydney reading at the Memorial Day Service,
Pine Grove Cemetery, Mather WI
Princess-Sommer reading at the Memorial Day Service,
Pine Grove Cemetery, Mather WI
Queen-Miranda reading at the Memorial Day Service,
Pine Grove Cemetery, Mather WI
Princess-Sommer, Nodji Van Wychen, Queen-Miranda, Princess-Sydney and Nodji's grandchildren
at the Memorial Day Service, Pine Grove Cemetery, Mather WI
Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the West Salem June Dairy Days Parade
Princesses Sydney and Sommer at the West Salem June Dairy Days Parade
Princess-Sommer, Queen-Miranda, 2014 Miss Sparta-Zoe Roo and Princess-Sydney at
the 2014 Miss Sparta Pageant
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda, Ben Bikin, and Princess-Sommer at the
Sparta Butterfest Parade
Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda, Princess-Sommer and the Sparta Butterfest Royalty
at the Sparta Butterfest Parade


Friday, May 23, 2014

2013-2014 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty - May Update

Royal Greetings and Happy May!  We are really excited to share the latest events we have taken part in since our last update!

May 10, we all attended the Princess for a Day, event sponsored by Carmichael & Quartemont, of Tomah.  The event is an annual fundraiser for the Monroe County Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.  We wore our dresses for the first time and they look amazing, thank you to the Warrens Cranberry Festival for our gorgeous dresses, we love them!  The event was held at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah.  We all had different duties, Sydney did "pin the jewel on the crown" game, Sommer painted fingernails and Miranda put makeup on all the little girls.  We did so many that soon we got better and better and it was SO fun to interact with all the little princesses (who were also dressed in their formal princess attire too) :)  At the end of the event we took pictures and all the girls walked the "runway" to show off their new look and they danced a special dance routine (that a few professional dancers taught to them) to entertain the crowd!  It was a fun day and we ALL enjoyed ourselves very much!

May 17, we all went to the Alice in Dairyland Coronation, in Clark County, WI.  When we arrived we were able to choose our own seats and by chance and luck we picked seats next to a past Alice in Dairyland, she was SO nice and really an amazing lady!  There were six finalists vying for this year's title.  They were all qualified for the job and had been working and preparing for this moment for a couple of months and by the pictures they showed during the event, it looked like they were having a blast.  Finally, the current Alice gave her farewell speech and we were all on the edge of our seats as Zoey Brooks was crowned the 66th Alice in Dairyland!  We sure wish Zoey good luck in the coming year, she has over 400 future events scheduled!  Wow, what an amazing event and what a good time we all had.

May 18, we all went to the Westby Syttende Mai Parade, in Westby, WI.  It was our first parade of the season and the second time to wear our gorgeous dresses.  It was such a fun parade, the weather was so warm and we proudly waved from our float and invited everyone to join us in September for this year's Festival.

We also went with Nodji this month to purchase our sports outfits.  They are SUPER cute and we are so looking forward to wearing them to the various events that our on our schedule.

Speaking of schedule...here is a sneak peak at what's ahead on our calendar: Arcadia Broiler Days Parade, Memorial Day Programs (Warren Mills and Pine Grove Cemeteries,) West Salem June Dairy Days Parade, Miss Sparta Pageant, Monroe County Dairy Breakfast, Sparta Butterfest Parade, Winona Steamboat Days Parade, Miss Wisconsin Pageant, Wisconsin Rapids Blossom Days Parade, Jesse Parker Run and Cranberry Blossom Days at Wetherby Cranberry Marsh...and that is just the rest of this month and June!

We are SO excited and cannot wait to give our update again next month.

Yours truly,

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


Princess-Sommer, 2014 Alice in Dairyland-Zoey Brooks, Queen-Miranda and Princess-Sydney
at the 2014 Alice in Dairyland Finals/Coronation

Princess-Sydney, Queen-Miranda, Princess-Sommer at the 2014 Alice in Dairyland Finals/Coronation 

Queen-Miranda and Princesses-Sydney and Sommer at the Westby Syttende Mai Parade