Thursday, October 28, 2010

Neewollah Celebration

I got lots of pics girls. We are celebrating our annual Neewollah Celebration this week. Halloween spelled backwards. Go to Neewollah .com for great info on it! In a town of about 10-12,000 we experience a crowd of over 75,000 for our week of fun! My daughter was selected to be a Neelah Deb 2010 which is a chosen 8 sophomore girls who preform the duties of serving the Senior Queen Candidates at many events during the week. This photo is the finally to the Coronation of the crowning of Queen Neelah the 69th this past Tues. evening at our Memorial Hall. the 8 Senior guys are also chosen by a committee as the escorts for the Queens and Debs that week. My daughter Taylor is the one on the right of the escorts shoulder. My cousins son Peyton Botts in the escort on the left holding Whitley the best friend of my daughter.
This is the beginning of the Neelah Deb high kick course line. The play this yr. was The Music Man and their costumes were a Soldier Kick line.

Here is Taylor presenting the 1st Runner up her trophy.

And here is my beautiful niece Chelsea Dawn Mundy taking her walk down the runway. She was Candidate #1! All Neewollah Queen candidates must be a senior in our high school. Isn't she just stunning!!!!
After the crowning of our new Queen all Candidates,Escorts and Debs and their escorts are invited to the Country Club for a Grand Ball. It last until 1am. ( and yes, the poor kids have to attend school the next day) This is Taylor and her boyfriend Sid as they were getting ready to leave for the Ball. Don't they just look perfect together!!

These are the balloons and flowers she received on congratulating her on her performances.

She served many Pop parties, a Tea and a Brunch as her role as a Neelah Deb. This is the sweater dress she wore to the Tea.

I was on a committee to help decorate for the Brunch held one day this week for the Queen candidates and judges. It was held at our local Masonic Lodge and we had a Shabby Chic theme going. I brought in along with several other ladies some of our fall decors and we had so much fun putting this all together. I made a couple Neewollah signs for the occasion. This was inside the entryway coming in the door.

A black chalkboard greeting the ladies at the brunch table with a menu sign and pictures of fall pumpkins.
This is the breakfast brunch table scape.
The place settings for each of the Queen Candidates, note my nieces name here!! Inside the little bag was a charm to add to each of the candidates charm bracelet. They received a different charm at each event held in their honor.

Love this sign my talented cousin Kathy printed up. It sits next to a picket with a witch on a bicycle.

Isn't she cute for a witch!!!
We had many settings around the room and this is one of my old wagons filled with pumpkins and one of my Hayride signs.

Love this old wooden wagon, it belongs to another lady that helped decorate.

Love this. This old helmet and football belongs to my cousin Jed, who played on the IHS Bulldog team not so many yrs. ago. It made a nice touch on one of the window seals!

Another setting with some great foliage and am loving the old Jon Deere tracker touch, good idea Kathy!! Well it was fun decorating with you girls and I look forward to doing it again next yr. We are having a fun week. No school the rest of the week YEA! We have a big football game tonight and then on to the carnival rides and corn dogs! Had a great pulled pork last night. Sid and Taylor shared nachos and a fried Milky way. Yuck! They said it was good! The food vendors just line both sides of our downtown streets for about 4 blocks. We have 4 blocks of big carnival rides, a huge bandstand set up in the middle of downtown for all the street acts and everyone brings their lawn chairs. It's a great great time. Lots of people come home for Neewollah that have moved away. It's just a good time to catchup and see old friends!~

1 comment:

gail said...

are you ever blogging again? i miss you! hope all is well!