Service project for Junior Princess

For my second service project, I donated to Neighbors. I donated a lot of girls and boys clothes. Neighbors is an organization that helps families in need of food and clothing and other necessary items. I’m so glad I got to be a part of helping so many families. I for sure would like to help them out again in the future.

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Junior Princess Sponsor Visit

On Wednesday the 30th of September, I went to Remax Results to see my Sponsor.  He was sadly not there so I just dropped off a notecard. The note just told him that I was continuing another year, and thanking him for sponsoring me. I am lucky to be able to see my sponsor quite a lot throughout the year because he is very involved with the community and is at many of the events we attend. 
Junior Princess Marissa

Junior Princess Sponsor Visit

Today I met with my sponsor Jim Norton. I got to see what he did and I got to take a picture with him. I talked to him about his business Custom Product and Services. He showed me what kind of things he did, it was really cool because he makes different custom products for a bunch of different businesses. His company makes standing tables and other things for schools, doctors offices, and many more businesses. I had a great time and I had so much fun talking to him.
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Miss Princess Service Project

On Thursday, August 20th I completed my 3rd and final service project by donating toys and activities to the Center City Housing that is being built in Inver Grove Heights. I have been gathering toys for several months and the original place that I was going to be donating to was affected by the pandemic and was no longer able to take the toys. So, I reached out to Kelly from Center City Housing. Kelly was so nice to work with and you can tell she has a great passion for what she does, helping out people in need. This facility offers housing for families who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless, there is room to house up to 40 families. On top of offering these families housing, they also offer child care services and a school readiness program. I am so glad that I was able to use my resources to be able to help out this facility and the families that will be moving in very shortly. 

  • 2020 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess, Ashley

Miss Princess Sponsor Visit

On Thursday, August 6th, I visited my sponsor Bruce at Quality Auto Care Center. Bruce is such an amazing guy and does so much for the community and I am so grateful to have him as my sponsor. I stopped in and chatted with him for a little bit and told him about the plans of the scholarship program for the upcoming year. The Inver Grove Heights Scholarship Program values support from businesses such as Quality Auto Care Center as they allow us to make a difference in our community. 

  • Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess, Ashley 

Junior Miss Second Service Project.

For my second service project, I picked making Get Well cards and cards of Encouragement for the residents at Augustana Health Care, Apple Valley.  This place is special to me because my great-grandpa lives there. During this hard time with the Coronavirus, many of the residents get lonely and start to go into a depression so I decided to help out. With the help of so many people, we were able to make 410 cards. We made enough cards to give every resident in the facility a card such as the Transitional Care Center, Nursing Home Floors and Assisted Living Center. I wanted to thank everyone that helped put in all of the work in those cards so that the residents could have a brighter day.
-2020 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights



Junior Miss Service Project

For my first service project, I did Corey’s Closet. Corey’s Closet is an organization created by one of our board members Michele Fox. This organization is to help teenagers and families with necessities that they need such as toiletries, clothes, etc. Corey’s closet is located at Simley High School. I chose to reach out and help this program because I can’t imagine what it’s like going out with things that you need and I think that it is important that people reach out and help organizations such as Corey’s Closet.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the donations and those who helped make my service project possible. I hope that all of the items that were donated help many people in need.
-2020 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights 


Miss Princess 2nd Service Project

For my second service project as the 2020 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess, I decided I wanted to give back to the animals in the community. I started my project by reaching out to friends and family and asking them if they would be willing to donate any cat or dog supplies. I was very grateful to receive many donations from so many wonderful people. Thank you so much if you helped contribute to this project. Next, I decided that I wanted to handmake dog toys to donate as well. With the help of my mom, I ended up handmaking almost 100 dog toys to donate as well. These dog toys were made out of fleece that I had leftover from my last service project where I made tie blankets for children’s hospital. This fleece was also donated to me by friends and family. Once I had all of my supplies together I dropped off the supplies at Last Hope which is an animal organization that is located in Farmington. This organization helps to supply dog and cat items to people in the surrounding areas. On top of this, they also help get dogs and cats into foster homes until they can be adopted out. I am so grateful that I got to work with such an amazing organization on this project and I am also so grateful that I had the help of so many friends and family members to complete this project.

2020 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess


Leap Year Event

On Saturday, February 29th my royal sisters and I participated in the Inver Grove Heights Scholarship Programs Leap Year bowling event.  It was a lot of fun. There was bowling, a silent auction, and a taco feed. It was fun spending time with all of the girls from different royalty programs. Thank you to everyone from the community, neighboring communities, other royalty programs, and the past royalty and their families for coming out and supporting our program!

2020 Little Miss Inver Grove Heights


Little Miss Service Project

For my first service project, I chose to collect donations for Secondhand Hounds Animal Rescue. Secondhand Hounds Rescue, fosters and finds forever homes for dogs and cats. This project was special to me because that’s where we got our dog, Millie. For a little more than a month I collected new and gently used dog/cat supplies. I reached out to family, friends, and our community for donations. I am thankful for the amount of support I received from everyone. Thanks to all of the support I was able to donate so much stuff for the animals! 

2020 Little Miss