2018 Reigning Party
Red Hot Hair
Bronte is 20 years old, is employed by Healthy Habits and is proudly sponsored by Red Hot Hair. In Bronte’s spare time, reading and living in the outdoors is an absolute passion. Bronte also holds a kind heart when it comes to animals. Bronte calls her great sense of humour and easy go lucky nature as personal traits.
Paper Daisy Florist
Caitlin is 22 years of age and is sponsored by Paper Daisy Florist. Caitlin is very proud to be an ambassador of Grafton. In her downtime, you will find Caitlin at the beach with a good book
Village Green Hotel
Jessie is sponsored by The Village Green Hotel. Jessie has a love of photography and even has her own Photography Business! Jessie is fantastic at making new friends and can’t wait until the Jacaranda Festival is here.
Summerland Credit Union
Jorga is a proud Mum and is employed by Coles Grafton Mall. Jorga is proudly sponsored by Summerland Credit Union. Jorga’s essential app on her mobile is Netflix! and she says she owns way too many eyeshadow palettes. Kmart is Jorga’s favourite place to shop
Ebonee is 19 years of age and is employed by I Scream. Ebonee is proudly sponsored by the Jacaranda Hotel. Ebonee would love to holiday in Bali and she says she owns way too many clothes! Ebonee’s favourite soundtrack is anything by Demi Lovato and her top beauty buy is Perfume.
Matron of Honour
Introducing the 2018 Matron of Honour Bernadette Basset. Bernadette is nominated by her employer Fresh Dental Grafton, and was crowned the 1983 Jacaranda Queen.
2018 Junior Reigning Party
Junior Jacaranda Queen
Saskia is 13 years old and attends McAuley Catholic College. Saskia was nominated by Hanks Kitchen - the longest established bakery in the Clarence Valley. Saskia enjoys dancing with the Ashley Albert Dance Studio, surfing and playing hockey with McAuley Hockey Club. Saskia is looking forward to the colour of Jacaranda Thursday and in particular heading to Hanks Kitchen for some once a year purple bread.
Junior Jacaranda Princess
Driven to Espresso
Emily is 14 years old and attends McAuley Catholic College. Emily was nominated by Driven To Espresso, quick fresh food and amazing coffee in South Grafton. Emily dances with Studio One and is practicing her barista skills at the family business, Driven to Espresso. Emily started her Jacaranda journey back in 2005 when she was named the Jacaranda Festival Beautiful Baby for 2005. Emily is looking forward to the Queen Crowning Ceremony.
Mikayla is 14 years old and attends Grafton High School. Mikayla was nominated by BF Industries who supply quality auto, solar & industrial electrical services. Mikayla enjoys wake boarding with her family at the weekends on the beautiful Clarence River. Creative Arts is one of Mikayla's favourite subjects at school. The Jacaranda Festival Ball and Queen Crowning Ceremony are listed as some of Mikayla's highlights she is looking forward to the most.
Hope is 14 years old and attends Grafton High School. Hope is nominated by Grafton Air; the air conditioning specialists. Hope enjoys playing hockey and recently represented Grafton Hockey Association at the Under 15's Girls state titles where she played goalie. Hope enjoys dancing with the Jenny Willis Dance Studio and lists participating in the Jacaranda Float Processions as a much-anticipated highlight.
Nicholas Buckler - LJ Hooker Grafton
Caitlin is 13 years old and attends Clarence Valley Anglican School. Caitlin is nominated by Nick Buckler LJ Hooker Grafton - Australia's #1 real estate brand. Caitlin lists her interests in drama and is studying at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium. She also enjoys singing in the Conservatorium Choir, and playing the flute. Caitlin was the first baby born in the Jacaranda Festival in 2004 and is of course, looking forward to celebrating her birthday during this year's Festival, in particular the float procession which just happens to be her birthday.
Mia is 14 years old and attends McAuley Catholic College and is nominated by Headspace Grafton. Mia enjoys playing netball in the local Grafton competition and dancing for Studio One. Mia is excited about the RiverLIGHT Festival and will enjoy taking the opportunity during her Jacaranda journey to partake in her hobby of photography.
All Care Grafton
Whitney is 14years old and attends Grafton High School. Whitney is nominated by AllCare Grafton; Certified Cleaning Services. To say that Whitney enjoys Tennis is an understatement, Whitney trains several hours a week and frequently represents Grafton at Tennis tournaments. Whitney also enjoys drama and swimming. Whitney is looking forward to this year's float procession and RiverFEAST, in particular the purple fairy bread and the Churro's with Nutella.