April 3-7, 2024



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Carolina Azalea Festival Royalty-In-Training

I know I am in for a treat when I go to visit my friends at the YMCA…I am delighted at their overflowing energy and constant participation. For this visit to the YMCA, I had an activity planned. I wrote the word “princess” on the board and explained how I planned to do an acrostic […]

Three Parades And One More To Go

Last weekend I had the awesome opportunity to participate in three Christmas parades: Carolina Beach Christmas Parade, Oak Island Christmas Parade, and Downtown Wilmington Christmas Parade. All three parades were a “little” chilly, but extremely exciting. I really liked how the parades were local. My friends were able to come support me, and I saw […]

Five-Inch-Heels & A Tractor

From the time I arrived in Benson, NC to the moment I got in my car to go home, the kindness and generosity of the people at Mule Days was overwhelming. Before the parade started, a man even let me sit on his HUGE tractor and take photos. I had never sat on a legitimate, […]

Patience, Confidence, Kindness & Leadership

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to speak to girls and boys at the YMCA as part of an 11-week day camp for kids of all ages. Once I arrived, I was overcome with excitement as I looked at all the attentive, happy, and respectful boys and girls. We discussed the North Carolina Azalea Festival […]

The Festival Of My Favorite Fruit

I woke up Saturday morning thinking HOORAY! Today is the day I go to the festival that celebrates my favorite fruit! The morning of the Watermelon Festival started early – 5:20 am to be exact. I would like to give a special shout-out to Ginger Williams for also getting up at the crack of dawn […]