The mayor of Leavenworth, one of Wagga’s sister cities, has declared September 5 to 12 as Wagga Wagga Week.
Miss Wagga Sarah Navin and Community Princess Jes Smith are currently visiting the American city when they were given the surprise by mayor Nancy Bauder.
“It’s so special that the mayor of Leavenworth has decided to dedicate this week to honouring our city – and we’ve been proudly sharing what we have to offer,” Miss Navin said.
Ms Bauder will visit Wagga in October along with the mayor of Nordlingen in Germany, Wagga’s other sister city.
Wagga has been a sister city of Leavenworth since 1962.