When Jenna D'Apice moved to Goulburn at the start of the year, she fell in love with the city where she felt welcomed.
Since then, she has met wonderful people and is working at Eagle FM in the city.
"I love living in Goulburn and am overwhelmed by how nice everybody is here," the 28-year-old said.
D'Apice is one of the candidates who will be competing for the title of Lilac Queen in the upcoming Lilac City Festival this year.
"I have not been a part of such a community event so far. Living in a different city, I had not seen things like this before so it was nice to be a part of such an event that means a lot to the people here," she said.
Reigning queen April Watson is pleased that there are several candidates competing for the title of Lilac Queen this year.
"It is nice to see people who are new here getting into the spirit of things and being a part of our community events and celebrations. Also, it's good to see the festival back on its feet for its 70th year celebrations this year," she said.
The winner will win a holiday for two at Mantra Gold Coast, get an opportunity to get a professional photo done and will be invited to various community events.
Earlier this month, Lilac Festival Committee held an information session where members of the community were given a glimpse into what it is like to be the Lilac Queen.
Reigning queen April Watson and former queen Lois Hill, who won the title in 1964, were present to share their experiences.
Lilac City Festival is Australia's longest-running community festival was given the name because lilacs grew all along the back of Belmore Park and near the railway station at that time.
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