TASTES at the Bay has announced their first Ambassador for the upcoming festival from 3-5 November.
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Mrs Galaxy Australia 2017 titleholder, Emilie Hardes, has been asked to take on the important role.
The Tanilba Bay mother has been working hard within the community since her national title crowning as Mrs Galaxy Australia 2017 and is ready to take on all the role will entail.
Emilie Hardes told News Of The Area, “I’m really excited to take on this role.”
“What better way to support my community than to get involved.”
“There really will be something for everybody at this year’s festival,” she said.
Emilie will have a long list of responsibilities in this new role, commencing with attending the launch night on Friday night.
Saturday will be a busy day for Emilie, with manning the information stall on Saturday morning, then playing the part of host and MC Jazz lunch cruise on the Moonshadow 4, and then back to the information tent.
Emilie said, “There’s a new event this year on Saturday that I’m excited about.”
“The new ‘Taster’s Trail’ event will see attendees treated to tasting plates from five local restaurants, winding up at the Seabreeze Hotel for a finishing cocktail.”
“Port Stephens truly is a foodies heaven, and it’s lovely to see events showcase this,” she said.
There’s cheese making classes, chocolate making classes with “Madame Cocoa”, not to to mention the Winemakers Dinner at the Nelson Bay Golf Club on the Friday night.
There will be food and wine stalls along the foreshore, with plenty of seating available, and a great atmosphere listening to jazz, folk and a little rock.
This is truly a festival with something for everyone, and Ms Hardes is bound to enjoy assisting the Tomaree Business Chamber in ensuring the event is a success.
You can follow along with Emilie’s festival happenings and her journey in the community via Facebook or Instagram, just search for ‘Mrs Galaxy Australia 2017’.
By Rachael VAUGHAN