Back to study after weekend of partying for new Queen
NEWLY crowned Banana Festival Queen Sarah Armour was back to study yesterday after a weekend of banana-based festivities and partying.
Sarah, who was sponsored by the Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber, was named Queen of this year's festival on the steps of the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Saturday night.
And the float that carried her through the streets earlier in the day, provided by the business chamber, also won the "best decorated Queen float."
"It was a very exciting weekend," said Sarah yesterday as she returned to her studies in Murwillumbah as an external student for the Toowoomba-based University of Southern Queensland.
Sarah is undertaking a Bachelor of Music course which will help her follow in the footsteps of her music teacher mother Vicki.
But for the next year she said she was "looking forward to being an ambassador for the Tweed Valley".
She said the last few months had been extremely busy after she attended fund-raising function after function in her role as a Queen entrant.
"I ended up raising $13,010 and 15 cents for my chosen charity, the Urliup Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit at the hospital at Murwillumbah," she said.
"I had lots of volunteers and helpers."