Apex launches Tweed Valley Queen Quest

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Tweed Valley Apex Queen Quest hopefuls

THE APEX Club of Murwillumbah has announced the inaugural Apex Tweed Valley Queen Quest which is open for applicants now with a final crowning and sash event on Friday, September 8, at the Condong Bowling Club.

The Queen Quest is already gaining momentum with sponsors eager to throw their support behind the activity.

Apex president Jorja McLeod said the club had wanted to introduce the Queen Quest as a way of continuing to connect residents with their local community.
The event is currently taking applicants and is encouraging residents to contact Apex Club to find out more (see below).

The event is hoped to become another staple across the Tweed Shire calendar and continue to instill a sense of local pride and motivation in young ladies to excel in life.

“The Apex Tweed Valley Queen Quest’s mission statement is to motivate, encourage, nurture and develop an understanding and love for our local community,” she said.

“That’s why we felt this event was needed in the Tweed Valley and we’re hopeful that local businesses and individuals can get behind it through sponsorship and support.”

The Queen Quest will include a range of outings that contestants will attend throughout the month of August and crowning will be two weeks into September 2017.

As a Queen and Teen Queen entrant in the Apex Tweed Valley Queen Quest ladies become an ambassador for the Tweed Valley.

Each candidate is required to sell raffle tickets to raise funds for through car wash days and raffle ticket sales with funds raise going to Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat.

The group has already seen some support from locals including Phil Taylor and Mt Warning Tours director Michael Simmons, who have donated a premise at Prospero Street, South Murwillumbah, and a range of support services in the form of sponsorship.

Mr Simmons said Mount Warning Tours was pleased to be able to support the event as a platinum sponsor.

Mr Simmons said the event was a “fantastic Apex initiative for celebrating and mentoring our youth, and reconnecting the history and traditions of the Tweed Valley community”.

“Mount Warning Tours is providing a three-hour Boat Hire (with crew) for 40-50 people (value $1,000) as one prize, Seafood Rainforest Cruise with lunch and wine for two people (Value $150), as another, Birdwatching Pontoon Boat Cruise with Devonshire Tea for two people (Value $119),” Mr Simmons said.

“Mount Warning Tours is also providing its Tweed Valley Explorer Bus for an outing on the August 13 to the Museum, Heritage Lodge Nursing Home, Bucks Barn, Crosthwaites Dairy Farm and the Stone & Wood Brewery. Full day Bus Hire as required for girls with a total sponsorship package valued at more than $2000.”

The Weekly will also be supporting the Queen Quest through local reports and sponsorship.

Other platinum sponsors include Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat providing a prize valued at more than $1,000.

Condong Bowling Club has joined as a platinum sponsor as the venue of choice.

To find out more about the Apex Queen Quest Apex Club of Murwillumbah email: tatvqq@hotmail.com – or PO Box 297, (2484).