ROSE FESTIVAL QUEN CROWNED
Dream of a tiara comes true
EMILY Spry’s dream came true on Saturday night when she was crowned Biggenden Apex Rose Festival Queen.
The Bachelor of Nursing student sponsored by Biggenden Lions Community Care didn’t expect to win but what she really wanted was the tiara.
“It’s every girl’s dream to have her own tiara,” she said.
Thanking the other entrants, Ms Spry said without them there would not have been a competition.
“My thanks to Leesa Sharps for her encouragement to be part of the queen competition,” she said.
“It has been a confidence builder.”
One of the judges, Paul Smith, who was judging for the first time, felt privileged.
“Our job was difficult,” he said.
“They are five very capable young women.”
Mr Smith said it was an eye-opener to find the young really were forward thinking.
Miss Personality was Tayla Steggert, while Cooper-Anne Fotheringham took out the charity queen title.
Other entrants were Jessica Foulkes and Rhanni McCosker.
Rose Festival Queen 2016 Lucy Kinbacher entertained patrons with her address.
She said it was a privilege to be back.
“These beautiful girls are a credit to the town,” she said.
Queen co-ordinator Michelle Radel said she was very proud of all five girls.
“They conducted themselves with dignity,” she said.
“I am quite sure it was a difficult decision for the judges.”
Mrs Radel said she was so pleased the girls put their hands up to be part of the queen competition.
“Today for many organisations it is so difficult to find young women willing to do so,” she said.
“All round it was a great night.”
All entrants will now take part in the upcoming festival parade on Saturday, October 20, where the theme is “Treasures of Biggenden”.
ROYALTY: Biggenden Apex Rose Festival Charity Queen Cooper-Anne Fotheringham, Festival Queen Emily Spry and Miss Personality Tayla Steggert.