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A new Queen is crowned

BYRNES Street was the place to be on Friday night as the annual Mareeba Rodeo hosted their procession night.

As part of the downtown parade, the 2019 Mareeba Rodeo Association’s ‘Rodeo Queen’ was announced.

There were plenty of worthy candidates; however it was Kayla Amos who took out the prestigious gong, whilst Clayre Girgenti and Caitlin Murray took out ‘Princess’ and ‘Miss Popularity’ respectively.

Rodeo Queen winner Kayla Amos said she was honoured to have won Rodeo Queen.

“It definitely wasn’t something I expected but it’s fantastic that I won,” she said.

“It was a wonderful experience and one that I was able to learn a lot from.

“I’d encourage anyone who is thinking about participating to give it a go, not only you do you gain plenty of confidence, you also meet lifelong friends.

“Don’t question yourself – just do it, it’s an amazing experience that you won’t forget.”

Kayla also took time to thank those who have contributed heavily throughout the Rodeo Queen process.

“I’d like to thank my family and friends, they’re always my number one supporters,” she said.

“I’d also like to recognise the Lions Club of Mareeba, they were a massive help, particularly the President Denis McKinley.

“Lastly I’d like to thank Leeann Feltrin who made my dress for the night, it was made to perfection so for that I deeply thank her.”

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