TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest
Gala Presentation This Saturday

2017 TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen will be named and crowned this Saturday in centre court at Eastwood Shopping Centre at 11am.

Contestants will face the judging panel tomorrow Thursday and the Grand Finalists and winner will be announced publicly on the centre court stage.

The new Festival Queen and Grand Finalists will star in the Grand Parade through Eastwood on Festival day Saturday October 21.

All are welcome at the Gala Presentation ceremony this Saturday at Eastwood Shopping Centre.


ABBY HILL, 18, of North Ryde lists her hobbies as athletics, Acoustic Guitar, Surfing, Travelling and Reading and her

Interests as Spending time outdoors, Music, Sports, Chinese Culture, Meeting new people and Charity runs.

Why I would like to be Granny Smith Festival Queen:

The Granny Smith Festival is an annual reminder of our local communities’ successful Agricultural history.

As a passionate Agriculture student studying at Sydney University, I am particularly proud to have grown up in an area that has such a rich agricultural history.

I have also been studying mandarin Chinese for the past seven  years, continuing to study at both Sydney and Peking University in China this year.

As an active volunteer in the community, I work with Royal Rehab, assisting people with disabilities to access community events.

I’ve enjoyed volunteering with North Ryde RSL as a netball coach for young girls.

If I was successful in becoming the 2017 Granny Smith Queen  it would provide me with the opportunity to further engage with the community, offering me a platform to promote social and cultural inclusion within our community.

I’m also a strong advocate for girls choosing to follow STEM related career paths- empowering them to strive for the highest!

KATE GOSNELL, 23, of Ryde is a teacher and nanny and is representing the World league Protection of Animals where she has volunteered for over three years in Gladesville.

She says volunteering at WLPA has taught her new skills for her passion of caring for animals while studying her Bachelor of Early Childhood degree.

Kate enjoys giving back to the community, participating in events, learning new skills, taking care of animals, making friends and adopting three cats of her own from WLPA that she loves.

“My hobbies are obviously animals and art, nature, travelling, music and spending time with my friends and boyfriend”, she says.

“I have loved caring for all the cats and discovering their unique personalities.

“The charity has given me a strong love for these beautiful animals who all deserve a proper home and I have been astounded at the volunteers and my coordinators dedication to animals gaining a better life”.