North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Watermelon, Sunshine and Small- town Charm

The 2018 North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff, N.C. was filled with watermelon, sunshine, and small-town charm. It was an honor to take part in a wonderful celebration of hometown pride with a community that has overcome so much hardship in the last few years. The day started off at the Fair Bluff Depot…
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Red, White and Blue

My day in the beautiful city of Southport, N.C. at the July the 4th Festival was filled with patriotism and celebration of our nation’s birthday. The parade was so much fun. I got to see and catch up with Miss Wilmington, Carli Batson, and Miss Wilmington’s Outstanding Teen, Andie Creech, as well as Miss North Carolina’s…
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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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