Rhamona Miller is recognized as the Arts & Culture Award winner. Her work with multiple organizations and in different mediums is outstanding. Her efforts in helping to found the Innisfail Special Events Planning Society led to bringing back a treasured event in Innisfail in 2022 – the Scarecrow Festival!
Rhamona and the society that she is president of had a vision for a renewed Scarecrow Festival to take the idea and expand it. They took the joy and fond memories of the Scarecrow Festival and grew it into a new event – the Innisfail Harvest Festival. An event that celebrated something intrinsic to Innisfail; agriculture.
The event featured dozens of scarecrows along the trails at Centennial Park, giving Innisfailians the chance to express their creative spirit. The Harvest Festival also featured music, vendors and unique attractions that would not have come to Innisfail otherwise. Planning an event with many facets, partner organizations, sponsors and attractions was no small feat; turning it into a multiple-day event was an incredible undertaking for her and her team.
Rhamona supports the promotion of arts and culture in another important way – she has helped give the community an important platform to promote what is going on in Innisfail. She created and manages the ‘Innisfail Bulletin’ group on social media. This is a platform for 1000’s of people to get the word out about what is going on in our town. This is a responsibility that you may not know that Rhamona has undertaken but it makes a major difference in the day-to-day lives of our residents.
Rhamona gives back in many other ways. She has helped with events at St Marguerite’s Bourgeoys Catholic School such as the popular Penny Carnivals. These carnivals were events that helped the school fundraise and connect with the community. Her company, Golden Mini Donuts supports other organizations frequently – the Helping Hand Fund, Innisfail Minor Lacrosse and the Innisfail Food Bank to name only a few.
She was described by an individual who works very closely with her as “Someone who would give you the shirt off of her back. If she could help everyone in the community, she would”. We are proud to present Innisfail’s Arts & Culture Award to Rhamona Miller for her incredible efforts.