Cherry King & Queen Entrants

David Munnerley

Age: 32

Occupation: Member Service Officer at SWSCU

Who is your chosen charity?
Hilltops Suicide Prevention Network Inc

What are your interests? 

  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Acting
  • Football
  • Fishing

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival? The atmosphere it brings to the community. It brings all nationalities to the Hilltops region and shows a small taste on what we have to offer.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?

The variety it has to offer. I also like how everyone knows each other and looks after each other when in need. We set a great example on what a community should be about.

Looking ahead, what are your plans for the future?

To stay in Young and continue to help a number of organisations, secure a future for the Hilltops Region.  Career wise work my way through the ranks of South West Slopes Credit Union.

Laura Ower

Age: 22

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

What is your charity? Can Assist Boorowa & Young

What are your interests? 

  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Water skiing
  • Spending time with family and friends

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival? 

The community spirit, that the event is family orientated and allows all people to participate and enjoy the weekend activities.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?

I enjoy the Hilltops Region as it allows me to connect with the community and enjoy the local opportunities that it presents.

What are your plans for the future?

Grow and develop in real estate sales to allow me to succeed and provide stability. I would also like to travel and experience new things.

Tasman Coulter

Age: 19

Occupation: Student & Bartender

What is your charity? Margaret House Refuge Incorporated

What are your interests? 

  • Travel
  • Music
  • Building

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival? 

I love how it doesn’t just bring the whole Hilltops Region together, it brings people from all over the country and the world! To enjoy this vibrant weekend.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?

Young is my hometown. My grandparents moved here in 1960 and I moved here when I was 3. It was fun growing up here with great schools, sport, the school of music, pony club and the town pool. Always plenty to do!

What are your plans for the future?

There are many things I’d like to accomplish. Finish my landscape course this year, then decide on a university for either architecture or pathology. I would like to work for a while to save money for travel.

Kate Cruickshank

Age: 27

Occupation: Mother & Health Coach

What is your charity? Young Men’s Shed

What are your interests? 

  • Really helping and empowering others
  • Health & fitness
  • My Family

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival? 

I love how it brings so much attraction to our small town. There’s so much to do over the time.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?

It’s a well-known area that brings a lot of attraction at different times of the year. Its very welcoming and has become home for myself and children.

What are your plans for the future?

Becoming an advocate for mental health and DV.

Brianah Griffin

Age: 19

Occupation: Trainee – Gordon Garling Moffitt

What is your charity? Lions Club of Young with funds being distributed to MND Association NSW.

What are your interests? 

I thoroughly enjoy playing netball for the Young town comp and spending time with family and friends.

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival? 

I love how all different communities come together and how all peoples seem to enjoy themselves, adding a positive atmosphere to the Hilltops Region.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?

I enjoy living in the Hilltops Region as everyone is so friendly and willing to support one another in events and charities.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to stay in Young and find full time work. Along with travelling all around our beautiful country.

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