Ex­cited to be part of spec­ta­cle

La­tee­sha over the moon

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS | WELCOME -

LA­TEE­SHA Sta­bile is su­per ex­cited she can part of the 2018 Ap­ple and Grape Har­vest Fes­ti­val.

The 17 year old said the fes­ti­val was such a big thing for the com­mu­nity that she couldn’t wait to help raise funds for it.

La­tee­sha helped her sis­ter Tori Sta­bile, who orig­i­nally signed up for the Com­mu­nity Bank am­bas­sador role, or­gan­ise fundrais­ers and begged her mum, Katie McKen­zie, to let her be­come a Young Am­bas­sador in 2020.

“It’s al­ways been me there with my sis­ter,” La­tee­sha said.

As La­tee­sha is only 17, she is not al­lowed to rep­re­sent a lo­cal busi­ness as a Young Am­bas­sador just yet.

But when Tori de­cided to drop out be­cause she did not have the time to travel from her home in War­wick to all of the events, it be­came La­tee­sha’s time to shine.

“They made an ex­cep­tion and said you’re ma­ture enough for the role,” La­tee­sha said.

As the teen had helped her sis­ter all along, noth­ing much changed for La­tee­sha.

“I of­fi­cially took over not long a go – the day be­fore the Car­ni­val of Flow­ers,” she said.

“It’s been great. I am lov­ing it.”

The State High School stu­dent said she was ex­cited about be­ing a Young Am­bas­sador.

“I re­ally wanted to get my name out there and be part of some­thing in the com­mu­nity,” she said.

La­tee­sha has done a lot of vol­un­teer work in her young life in­clud­ing vol­un­teer­ing at Snowflakes in Stan­thorpe this year.

She loved ev­ery­thing that came with her new role.

“I am look­ing for­ward to the races and the float,” La­tee­sha said.

“I love get­ting dressed up.”

The high school stu­dent, whose dream is to gain a hair­dresser ap­pren­tice­ship in town, said she en­joyed her time with the other am­bas­sadors.

“All the girls are so nice,” she said.

“They’re just great. And we’re all do­ing it for the com­mu­nity.”

The next fundraiser La­tee­sha has or­gan­ised is a Mel­bourne Cup lunch at the RSL on Novem­ber 7.

Tick­ets are $40 for a three-course meal.

La­tee­sha said her fo­cus was to help the com­mu­nity host a great event in Fe­bru­ary and March next year.

“A lot of work goes into it but in the end it’s go­ing to be worth it.”

PHOTOS: KIM MICKE

READY TO ROLL: La­tee­sha Sta­bile is the Com­mu­nity Bank’s new Ap­ple and Grape Young Am­bas­saor.

La­tee­sha Sta­bile.

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