2015 candidate sign decorating

 On Thursday, August 7, my royal sisters and I got together with our 2015 candidates for sign decorating. As I was one year ago, the candidates were instructed to create a sign with their name and sponsor to be used in the Inver Grove Heights Days parade. They freely decorated it any way they wanted with cool letters and designs all around their name and sponsor while socializing amongst themselves. The royalty helped out with decorating signs and making sure the candidates had all of the info on it that they needed, and for morale support =). It was nice to have this time to spend with the candidates and get to know them a little better. I had a good time!

Valerie Marlowe

Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess 2014



Woodbury Kickoff Dinner

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On August 4th, 2014 me and my royal sisters had the privilege of attending the Woodbury Kickoff Dinner. The royalty wore pretty purple and white dresses. The dinner was delicious and so were the desserts! The desserts were on auction for only a $1.00 each! Other royalty also attended.  It was fun and we all had a good time! 


Chloe Patnaude

Inver Grove Height Little Miss Princess 2014


2014 Inver Grove Heights Kickoff Dinner

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As our year as the 2014 Inver Grove Heights Royalty comes to a close, we are starting to fundraise for next year’s royal family. One of our events we put on is our annual kick off dinner which was held on Wednesday, August 6. This event is a chance for our sponsors to come and see what our program is all about, and we thank them greatly for all they have done to make this a wonderful scholarship program. During our event we had a fabulous dinner provided by Kane’s Catering, a dessert auction with each dessert made by the current royalty along with the Miss candidates, an all about me presentation to get to the know the candidates, and a silent auction. My royal sisters and I also had the pleasure of joining the realm of King Boreas of the St Paul Winter Carnival. We mingled with visiting royalty and took lots of pictures! Our theme this year was Route 66. There were many fun desserts decorated to go along with this theme, and they were all so creative! Thank you to everyone who made it out to our kick off dinner — we hope you had as much fun as we did!!
Kacie Bartholomew
Inver Grove Heights Princess 2014

Night to Unite

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On Tuesday, August 5th, my royal family and I participated in Night to Unite. This is an event where different neighborhoods have a party or celebration and come together for an evening of fun. We traveled to five gatherings and visited with residents of those areas. It was really fun to meet new people and watch the community of Inver Grove Heights unite. I particularly enjoyed visiting with fire fighters of different departments, George Tourville (our mayor), as well as Representative Atkins and the new superintendent of our school district. Everywhere we went I felt so welcomed and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community. 


Kelsey Stout

Miss Inver Grove Heights 2014

The Special Olympic Summer Party Luau

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Aloha! The Special Olympic Summer Party Luau was Sunday, August 13th at the South St. Paul VFW. My royal sisters and I had a blast with the athletes and their families. The Royal Candidates for 2015 were also there. There was face painting, nail polishing, delicious food, and great company. Best of all, lots of dancing! It was so much fun to see everyone out on the dance floor having a good time. I am so happy that I was able to be a part of this event.


Natalie Taufen

Little Miss Inver Grove Heights 2014

Feed My Starving Children

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As a candidate for Miss Inver Grove Heights a year ago, I had experienced something I had never done before. With the 2013 royalty together with the other candidates, I participated in Feed My Starving Children. Therefore, for my third and final service project as Inver Grove Heights Princess, I decided to do Feed My Starving Children because it was so much fun! With the help of about 20 people including friends, family, and even some of my royal sisters, we packed meals for about an hour to help those in need in third world countries. We all worked together as a team to get as many meals packed as we could. In the end, everyone who attended (not just my group, other volunteers were there too!) packed 49 boxes. That’s 10,584 meals!!!! To put that into perspective, that much food will feed 29 kids for a year and the cost of those meals is $2,328. I would say we did a pretty good job and I am so glad that our volunteering will definitely make an impact on starving children somewhere around the world. I love FMSC and I would love to do it again in the future!!
Kacie Bartholomew
Inver Grove Heights Princess 2014

2015 Royal Candidates at Town Square Television


On July 29th the Inver Grove Heights Royalty Scholarship Program held exit interviews for the current royalty and introductory interviews for the 2015 royal candidates at Town Square Television. The emcee was Matt Wallace, the Prime Minister of the Winter Carnival 2013. Matt did a great job and it was really fun seeing him again!

During my exit interview it was fun talking with Matt about all the great events and service projects my Royal family and I have been involved with this year. We also had an opportunity to talk about upcoming events like the pancake breakfast on August 17th and, of course, the 2015 Miss IGH Coronation on September 6th.

The 2015 Miss candidates were asked questions about school, future goals, and why they want to be Miss Inver Grove Heights. The 2015 Junior and Little Miss candidates did a great job introducing themselves. It was a very exciting night for all of the candidates. They all did a great job and it was really great to get to know them a little better.

 Audrey Wulfing                                                                                                  

Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights 2014

Lakeville Pan-O-Prog parade




On Saturday, July 12th, my royal sisters and I attended the . Before the parade, all the visiting royalty met in a room at the community center and shared stories and had some lunch. While we were at this pre-parade event, we met the newly crowned royalty and took lots of pictures. After that, it was off to find our parade float! Once we found it we socialized a bit with other royalty and parade entrants.  It was quite a hoot to see all the interesting floats.  Once the parade was underway, we waved to the bystanders and did our chair dances for everyone to see! Considering the day started out one a really “wet” note, it cleared up in time for a nice sunny event!!  I think I speak for all of us when I say we had a good time!

Valerie Marlowe

Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess 2014

Rochelle VanKempen from Captive Images Hair Salon

Without my sponsor, my year would not have been possible. On July 21st, I met with my sponsor, in South Saint Paul. Rochelle and her husband David are great sponsors and supporters of the Inver Grove Heights Scholarship Program.

We had the opportunity to talk about events and highlights of my year. Bruce the Bug Guy at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, and the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Parade are a couple of my favorite recent events. There have been so many great events this year, its hard picking a favorite. We talked about upcoming events that I’m looking forward to like the Special Olympics Summer Luau and how soon it will be time to crown the 2015 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights.

This has been a great year and I’m so thankful and happy to be sponsored by Rochelle at Captive Images Hair Salon.                                                                                            

  Audrey Wulfing                                                                                

 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights 2014


Rosemount Leprechaun Days parade

 On July 19 2014, my royal sisters and I participated in the  . It was a nice day for a parade — the weather was just right! While we were getting our float set up, we got to see the Rosemount cheerleaders practice their routine. The pyramid they did was awesome! I noticed that some of the other cities from previous parades were in this one as well. It’s nice to see surrounding communities support each other and I’m glad I can be a part of it! Happy Parade season!!


Chloe Patnaude

Inver Grove Heights Little Princess 2014