The Queen Silver Star Excellence Program will live on.
Organizers of the Vernon Winter Carnival event that dates back 58 years, say they have eight confirmed candidates, and are waiting on the paperwork for a ninth.
The program had been in jeopardy of folding due to a lack of candidates a couple of weeks ago.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support that the North Okanagan showed when we announced that the program was in jeopardy,” says Carnival chair Deb White. “The amount of emails, phone calls, Facebook shares, comments and support was absolutely amazing”
Queen Silver Star Excellence program chair Coleen Noel says the girls are very excited that the program will continue for the 59th annual Vernon Winter Carnival.
“This is such an amazing program for the young ladies aged 15 – 18. They learn so many life skills including; interview skills, automotive, financial planning, etiquette and this is just to name a few. There is also the possibility of earning scholarships,” says Noel.
The Queens committee is composed of six volunteers, including past candidates.