From giving stand-up paddle boarding a go, and booking my first overseas holiday, I also wanted to further enhance my confidence and community involvement. Being a massive fan of the Miss USA annual competitions, I wanted to give our Miss Wagga Wagga Quest a go. I was pleasantly surprised to find that unlike other 'Quests', the Miss Wagga Wagga Quest is all about community involvement and raising funds for our fabulous beneficiaries! Just the type of opportunity I was hoping for, to put my energy to good use!
My amazing Beauty Therapist, Debbie Holden, owner of the glamorous Helena's Beauty Therapy, has sponsored me this Quest year, and I could not be more thankful! If you're looking for quality skincare in a relaxing, inclusive environment, be sure to come on down and book an appointment today.
This month, July 2022, has been a very busy month for us all. On Saturday the 2nd, we held our annual Bunnings BBQ! I was luck enough to string my dad into spending a few hours on the barbeque with me, cooking up a storm, and was very happy to meet some of the other Entrants' families who had also volunteered their time. The day went fabulously and with lots of support from the community, we managed to sell out twice! By the end of the day, dad and I had cooked up 600 sausages total! A Guinness World Record in my book, being a vegetarian and all!
With our 'Back to School Trivia Night' just weeks away, we had lots and lots of last-minute preparations to complete. Our meetings ran vast into the night, hours flickering by quickly, and lots of last-minute follow ups that needed attending to. With 200 guests lined up, we were very excited, yet very anxious for how our evening would turn out, being our first event and biggest in our plans so far!
With our beneficiary visits nearly all complete, we were lucky enough to meet with the Specialist Medical Resources Foundation and hear all about the assistance they provide to our Wagga Wagga community. We met like all of our normal Entrant Meetings, at the home of our Gold Sponsor, the Wagga RSL Club! We heard about all of SMRF's exciting shows they have on offer, raising funds that go directly back into our Wagga Wagga community.
Ash and I had our first on air interview with Alan at 2AAA FM Riverina! We thoroughly enjoyed our time on air with him, ensuring we spoke about all our exciting upcoming events, raffle tickets and funky Jolly Soles socks fundraiser, which had only just begun. Ash and I had some great song requests from our friends and family that we played on air! I was stoked that we also threw in some tunes of Empire of the Sun and Justin Timberlake.
After a big stretch, the wait and anticipation was over! It was finally the night of our Back to School Trivia. The ladies and I were so fortunate with how seamlessly the night played out! Our Trivia Rounds were a blast, intermission games a massive hit, and our decorations all looked amazing. Ash and I were so happy with our efforts put into decorating our photo area. Clare and Lindsay did an amazing job in tallying up all scores for the night, with most guests rocking the theme, wearing nostalgic 'Book Week' attire throughout the event. Another massive thank you to the Rules Club for their generosity in waiving all fees for our room for the night!
With only a few weeks until our Monochrome Masquerade Ball is underway, I better get back to the boardroom and doodle up a few more ideas! I hope to see you there!
- Celine Sharp
Miss Wagga Wagga Quest 2023 Entrant