Apex Queen Quest off to great start

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Best Dressed Contestants (Left to Right) Sash for Best Dressed Junior Princess Gemma and Kirra for Best Dressed Senior Princess, Isabell for Best Dressed Teddy, Tiarn for Best Dressed Teen Queen and Blake for Best Dressed Prince

THE APEX Tweed Valley Queen Quest has got off to a great start in its inaugural year with the contestants getting involved with fundraising initiatives to help local charities.

Apex Tweed Valley Queen Quest chaperones and sisters Kaitlyn and Kirralee Baartz said the Queens, Teen Queens and children had their first event, a Teddy Bears Picnic, sponsored by All Engine Repairs on Sunday, August 20.

Kaitlyn said it was a great day had by all, with old fashion games including tug-o-war, egg and spoon races and sack races, face painting and raffles.

“We were extremely appreciative of the local VRA, Fire Brigade and Police for attending and showing the children through the vehicles,” she said.

“The children were particularly excited when the firies joined in on the tug-o-war.”

The Apex Queen Quest has attracted six Queens, four Teen Queens and 15 Children participating in this year’s quest.

Their next event is on Saturday, August 26, which is the group’s third and final car wash with residents encouraged to pay ($10 small/medium cars and $15 for a large car and 4×4) for a good cause.

“There will also be raffles on the day,” Kaitlyn said.

“We have a kids disco next Friday night (September 1) filled with fun games and dancing.

“Our final event is the Gala Dinner on Friday, September 8, with all age categories crowned on this night.

“This evening is open to the public. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for children which are available at the Apex Queen Quest office on Prospero Street on Thursday and Friday 10am until 4pm.”