BEFORE the countdown begins for the crowning of Miss Wagga, this year's entrants have prepared one last glamorous affair to mark the end of their journey.
A masquerade ball will be the final fundraising event of Miss Wagga Quest with all proceeds donated to four deserving charities.
Miss Wagga entrant Hannah Smith said the experience has shown her the community's willingness to support the charities that are providing essential services to those in need.
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As her journey in Miss Wagga Quest comes to an end, Miss Smith said she was appreciative of the chance she has been given to grow and meet five amazing women.
"I think confidence has been a major thing for all of us throughout this experience .. you grow as a person without realising that you are doing it," she said.
Miss Smith said the masquerade ball is one last chance to raise money while enjoying one of the final experiences of the quest.
Hayley Wallace, who is one of seven entrants vying for the crown, said visiting the beneficiaries has been the highlight of her journey.
"It's amazing to realise how many opportunities there are to volunteer and what they are doing behind the scenes that we don't always see and without them these services would not work," she said.
"We keep learning new skills and I am interested to see what we take away from the masquerade ball. It is important to see what we can do for next time and grow."
People can visit the Miss Wagga Quest website to purchase tickets for the masquerade ball. The event is on October 11 at the Magpies Nest Restaurant from 6pm.
The crowning of Miss Wagga and the Community Princess will take place on November 2 at the Wagga Art Gallery.