North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Grace, Kindness and Poise

On June 23rd, 2018 I attended the final night of the Miss North Carolina Pageant and it was a night filled with entertainment and inspiration. The hard work of countless volunteers, judges, families, and contestants made the final night of the 2018 Miss North Carolina Pageant a night to remember for all. I was honored…
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The Journey Begins: A look into Festival Week with Grace Tippett

Everyone always says time flies when your having fun, and the week of the 2018 Azalea Festival was a perfect representation of that. My favorite time of the year in Wilmington was over in the blink of an eye, but it was a whirlwind I will cherish forever! The week started off Tuesday afternoon with…
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Cookies and Cupcakes!!

 I had an absolutely amazing Sunday afternoon at the Children’s Tea on March 18th. The afternoon was filled with cookies, sea creatures, and smiles with special guest Princess Ariel and Princess Moana. I loved hanging out with all of the little girls and getting to make arts and crafts. I even got a glitter temporary…
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We’ve got an exciting year ahead of us!

Ever since I was a little girl I have held an affinity for princesses. The gorgeous crown is enough to entrance any little girl and The Azalea Festival has been and always will be my favorite time of the year in Wilmington. I love the warm weather, the beautiful flowers, and the exciting events. It’s…
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Weekend in Wilmington

  I had such a great weekend in Wilmington! On Sunday afternoon, I attended the 2018 Miss Wilmington pageant, and it was definitely a special moment. Both Katie Gregory and Carli Batson— my  Azalea Princess court members— were competing for the title. It was so awesome to see them up on the stage in their…
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Christmas Is In The Air

        Last night may have been one of my favorite parades yet, although I might be biased considering it was in the beautiful home of the Azalea Festival! The Wilmington Christmas Parade really brought the holiday cheer to our port city with streets lined with eager children and cars decked out with Christmas…
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Visit to Benson with Princess Emma Grace

This past weekend, I was able to attend the Benson Mule Days Parade! I rode in style thanks to Capital Ford of Wilmington, who donated a red convertible! Once my dad and I got to the parade, I pinned my crown on single-handedly, (which was not an easy feat), and waited in the lineup for…
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American Flag In Hand

Some may have celebrated their 4th of July with a BBQ or beach day, but I was fortunate enough to represent the North Carolina Azalea Festival at the 4th of July Parade in Southport! The weather ended up being beautiful after a few showers had passed that morning, so my dad and I enjoyed chatting…
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Confidence & Poise

The weather outside may have been rainy and gray, but the atmosphere in the Miss North Carolina Pageant auditorium was totally electric Saturday night in Raleigh. I was having major throwbacks to the way I felt on the pageant stage back in March.  As the Azalea Princess, I got to attend the 80th annual Miss…
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Just The Beginning: A Look Into Festival Week With Emma Grace Wright

As a little girl, I remember dreaming of what it would be like to be a princess –the crown, the pretty dresses – but I think it was the position of influence that appealed to me the most. Little did I know, I’d have the opportunity to be a princess when I signed up to…
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