2017 Rotary Dinner

I attended the Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul Rotary dinner. Kat Perkins, a finalist on The Voice, was the emcee for the night! She blessed us with inspiring songs and her beautiful voice. The South St. Paul royalty girls and I had the honor of announcing the raffle winners. The program continued with an exchange student who spoke about her experience in America. There was also an award given to Virginia, an inspiring woman. The night was an absolute blast! Wonderful program!

Kristi Schulz
2017 Miss Inver Grove Heights

2017 Neighbors Inc Food Drive – Cub Foods

On Saturday March 25, my Royal Family and I were able to volunteer at Cub for the Neighbors Food Drive. We helped them a lot and almost made the money goal they had set. We helped with passing out grocery lists, and packing groceries. It was a lot of fun, the people were very nice and it was a great day.

Katie Mitchell
2017 Junior Princess



2017 The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador- Women’s Expo

Several cities attended the first ever Women’s Expo, hosted by the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Multiple sessions were offered to help us identify our self worth. We learned how to prepere for our futures and plan to accomplish our goals. Our motto is:  We are powerful. We are brave. Thank you again to the Minneapolis Aquatennial for offering such a powerful event!!!

Kristi Schulz

2017 Miss Inver Grove Heights

2017 Daddy Daughter Date Night

On Friday February 10th my royal sisters and I were able to attend the Daddy Daughter Date Night with our dads! The event was held at the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center.

The evening started out with a yummy spaghetti dinner. Afterwards, we were all able to have pictures taken with our dads in a professional photo booth. There was also a scavenger hunt bingo game that we were able to play. The funnest part of the evening was dancing with our dads! There were so many younger girls there with their dads. They all looked like they were having so much fun dancing and they were all so cute!

The evening ended with all of us girls getting a single red rose. It was a pretty awesome night!

Abigail Cheyka
2017 Little Princess

2017 Winter Carnival Grand Day Parade

On Saturday January 28th,my royal family and I had the opportunity to support the St. Paul Winter Carnival at the Grand Day Parade.  It was wonderful to see the surrounding communities from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin come together on this chilly winter day.  I loved seeing the newly crowned Winter Carnival family attend their first parade, as well as how happy they were to be selected as royalty.  I can’t wait to get to know the 2017 Winter Carnival Royal family throughout our upcoming year together!

Megan Rauschnot
2017 Princess


2017 Winter Carnival Coronation

On January 27th my sisters and I attended the Winter carnival Royalty Coronation at the River Centre. We got to meet up with many different groups, there were even a few from out of state. The show was amazing we did a lot of dancing and singing. There was a funny skit teaching us about the winter carnival. Lots of air horns, guns, and whistles went off all night. Then it came to crowning the wonderful new court, so nervous for all of them. Gave me a knot in my stomach. I am so proud of the new Court, it will be great to see them throughout the year.

Payton Litz
2017 Little Miss

2017 Queen of the Snow Fashion Show

thumbnail_DSCN1610On Saturday January 21, I was able to attend the St Paul Winter Carnival Crowns and Gowns fashion show with the my royal sisters, Ally, Kristi and Megan.  It was a really fun event, and I really liked seeing all the candidates for Queen of the Snows in their beautiful dresses.  I thought that the fashion show was really cool and showed a lot of cute clothes.  I wish I could have some of the dresses.  It was also great to see some of the other royalties again.  I can’t wait to see who gets crowned at the Royal Coronation.

Katie Mitchell
2017 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights Princessthumbnail_DSCN1598thumbnail_DSCN1600

2017 Jr Winter Carnival Coronation

image1 (2)On Saturday, January 14, I was able to attend the Junior Winter carnival coronation with my royal sisters. When we got there we took lots of pictures in our new formal dress and jewelry! After we got done taking picture it was time for the coronation. At the coronation we got to meet all the junior candidates and we even got to see the miss candidates. The emcees distracted us with cheesy puns and somersaults while the judges made their final choice. Finally it was the time everyone was waiting for, the results of who had won. After the coronation we went right to the beverages and cake while the newly crowned candidates were getting their pictures taken. From the experience from our coronation, that pictures with other royalty took forever, we got first in line. We congratulated the new royalty and got a picture taken with them. After that we mingled a little and got more pictures taken. I’m really excited to get to know and spend time with the new junior winter carnival royalty at future events.

Ally Mraz

2017 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights

2017 Winter Carnival Ambassador Dinner

IMG_2454On Thursday January 5th Kristi and I attended the St. Paul Winter Carnival Candidate Dinner. At this event we were able to see many other royal families Including South St Paul. It was great seeing many of the past, current, and future Winter Carnival Royal court members. I loved hearing the variety of fish bowl questions and getting to know a few of the many candidates running for Queen of the Snow. I couldn’t believe there are 20 candidates running for the 2017 royal family! I can’t wait to attend the rest of the Winter Carnival Events and see who is crowned!

Megan Rauschnot
2017 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess

2017 Special Olympic Christmas Party

thumbnail_IMG_7358On Sunday December 11th my royal sisters and I attended the Special Olympics Christmas Party at the VFW in South St. Paul. One of the funnest parts of the party was when Santa came. Each of the party guests received a special gift from Santa. Everyone cheered when each gift was given. Entertainment included clowns and face painting. The royalty was also able to help serve the pot luck food including meatballs, hot dish, spaghetti and mini sandwiches. Everyone had a great time. It was also extra special for me because it was my 12th birthday. What a great way to celebrate it!

Abigail Cheyka

2017 Little Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess