Buchanan Park Events Centre was transformed into a grand ballroom on Saturday for the biggest night of the year, the annual Queen Quest Bell & Moir Toyota Rodeo Ball.
This lavish evening marked the beginning of the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo season.
It is also a celebration for 2017’s Queen Quest hopefuls who have worked hard throughout the year fundraising for local charities.
four Queen Quest finalists were able to enjoy a night off after months of hard-earned fundraising.
Alison Gibbs was awarded Charity Queen for her mammoth fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House, North Queensland.
Moz Miller was crowned 2017 Rodeo Queen, and accepted her crown with an enormous grin and excited laughter.
“Oh wow, I am so humbled to receive this crown,” Ms Miller said.
“I don’t even know where to start to thank everybody who has helped me along this journey. I am truly humbled and this is amazing to receive the Rodeo Queen title.”
“Firstly I can’t thank my team enough. All the girls have been behind me the whole way.
“I’d also like to thank my family who, even though they have been away, have helped tremendously with their love and support.
“And I’d like to take a moment to congratulate these four queen entrants, as they know the sleepless nights, the hard work, and the sheer determination it takes to get through,” she said.
Moz thanked the local business community, the Mount Isa community, and anyone who bought raffle tickets or sausages from her during her fundraising efforts.
2016 Rodeo Queen Chelsea Beckman presented Moz with her crown, and 2016 Charity Queen Sarah Brisbane presented Alison with hers.