August 22, 2011

Royalty visit the Grand Victorian in Bellaire

This August marked the 24th annual "Rubber Ducky Extravaganza" here in Bellaire Michigan. As usual, the Village rolled out the welcome mat for party lovers near and far, young and old. Those in attendance had no shortage of food, shopping, games and music!   Certainly the highlight of the event is the "Ducky Race" along the Intermediate River, but another highlight is the gathering of northern Michigan's finest, prettiest, and most promising young women at the popular Grand Victorian for the Queen's Luncheon.

Since 2004, local pagent director Leigh Carpenter and her volunteers have grown the event grow from less than 12 to over 50 area Royalty!

This year’s event had representation from Bellaire, Elk Rapids, Gaylord Alpenfest, Kalkaska, Presque Isle, Rogers City, Cheboygan, Otsego County Fair and the Traverse City's National Cherry Queen.

National Cherry Festival Queen, Jordan Blaker, posing
with representatives from Rogers City
Enjoying some treats on the front porch
Bellaire's Queen Court for 2011

August 17, 2011

Even more reason to visit Michigan!

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore voted "Most Beautiful place in America"..