Cherry Queen Entrants

Amelia Everdell

Age: 19

Occupation: Sales Assistant

Who is your chosen charity? 
Can Assist Young. Can Assist provide direct financial assistance to people in country NSW affected by cancer.

What are your interests? 
In my spare time I enjoy making music. I’m a passionate singer and I am always making noise. I would be lying however, if I said I didn’t love chilling out watching movies. I’m a real social butterfly and love spending time with my friends.

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival?
The National Cherry Festival is by far one of my favourite yearly events. I love how much it brings our community together. We all come together to celebrate something wonderful.

What do you enjoy about living in the Hilltops region?
Living in Young I must say I thoroughly love how equipped we are for a small town. Our vast range of schools, medical facilities and extracurricular activities proving what a great town we are. However, Youngs’ greatest trait would be now how supportive we are of each other. Lending a hand when businesses charities and families are in need.

Looking ahead, what are your plans for the future?
In the future I look forward to following a path of helping people in need. I wish to complete a Bachelor of Social Work to help struggling men, women and children live happy lives in safe environments.

Claire Grantham

Age: 37

Occupation: Teacher

What is your charity?
Young Community Chest, which is a charity that helps people in our local community who are in crisis or necessitous circumstances when other avenues of assistance are exhausted.

What are your interests? 
I have a passion for music and enjoy singing in the Hilltops Choir. I also enjoy playing the cello. In my spare time I love to read, watch movies and spend time with friends and family.

What do you love about the National Cherry Festival?
I love the way so many members of our community get involved in the festival from performance to presentations, to activities that cater for people of all ages and interests.

What is the best thing about living in the Hilltops region?
I enjoy experiencing each of the seasons, particularly the falling leaves in Autumn , to the golden canola in Spring. I also love getting to know the friendly people in the Hilltops Region who I have come to know through community activities.

What are your plans for the future?
I would love to continue teaching and inspiring the students who come my way. I would also like to travel whenever I get the opportunity.

Become a 2019 Cherry Queen/King Entrant

Thank you for considering participating in the Cherry Queen/King Competition. The National Cherry Festival (NCF) Committee hope you decide to join the competition as we are sure you will find it a memorable and a life changing experience.

This document gives an outline and list of engagements that are part of the Cherry Queen/King Entrant competition.

The competition winners will be required to be available for events in December 2018 and during the following year, all entrants are expected to be living in the region from the start of the competition in July 2018 through to the handover of the title in December 2019.

However, for most entrants the competition process starts in July 2019 and ends at the completion of the 2019 National Cherry Festival.

  • Entry to the competition is restricted to male and female residents residing in Hilltops Council Region who are 18 years and over on 1 July 2019.
  • Each entrant will choose a local charity or local not for profit organisation and organise a minimum of one fundraising event prior to Monday 25 November 2019.
  • Funds raised by entrants will be split 60 percent to chosen charity/not for profit organisation and 40 percent to National Cherry Festival Committee.
  • Entrants will be recognised in the follow year NCF program as being event sponsors.
  • Fundraising will commence from 1 July 2019 and be finalised by Monday 25 November 2019.

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