Search on for 2015 Queen of Country Music
Wednesday 26 November, 2014
It was a right royal occasion in Tamworth’s King George V Avenue this morning when Mayor Col Murray launched the 2015 Queen of Country Music Quest with a helping hand from reigning queen Lucinda Whitehorn and princess Susie Coombes.
Cr Murray said the quest is a much-loved community event during January’s annual Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“The quest is a long-running tradition stretching back 30 years,” he said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain a role as an official ambassador for the region.
“It’s a real pleasure to be able to open the nominations for the 2015 Queen of Country Music Quest – I know many past quest entrants have found it to be rewarding from a personal development point of view as well as a social one.”
Tamworth Regional Council will present the 2015 Queen of Country Music Quest with The Northern Daily Leader as the major sponsor.
“It is great to have The Northern Daily Leader continue its commitment to this key community event,” Cr Murray said. “It is the third year our local newspaper has been the major sponsor – the quest could simply not happen without their ongoing support.”
The 2015 Queen of Country Music Quest aims to find two young women to act as ambassadors for the Tamworth region and Country Music as the Queen of Country Music (winner) and the Princess of
Country Music (runner-up). It is open to 15 women aged 18 to 35 years who are nominated and sponsored by their employer, a local business or community organisation. There is a fee for each nominee who undertake a range of ‘duties’ in the lead up to and during the Festival, including orientation sessions and workshops which help them develop their public speaking and other skills. The quest culminates in a Crowning Gala Dinner at Tamworth Jockey Club on January 23.
Miss Whitehorn and Miss Coombes described their quest experiences as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
“I would not hesitate to recommend getting involved,” said Miss Whitehorn. “It allowed me to meet a great group of young women and exposed me to some experiences I would never have had.”
Information about the quest, including the nomination form, is on the website www.tcmf.com.au