Aquatennial Women’s Expo

On Saturday, March 3rd, my royal sister Hanah and I went to the Aquatennial Women’s Expo! In the morning, we had the opportunity to learn from AAO’s President Sarah Schrader about resumes and salary negotiation. We also got some very useful tips on financial planning during college from Skip Nelson. During lunch we were able to visit with girls from many of the other wonderful royal families attending. After lunch we heard from Ellery McCardle, who works at Kare 11. I especially loved hearing from her about how she found her passion for journalism and her story about how she got to Kare 11. Lastly, we finished off the day by hearing from Camryn Nelson about  professional branding and networking. The event was very fun and empowering, and I learned so much from it!

2018 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess



Daddy daughter date night

2018 Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade

On February 10th, Felicia and I went to the Vulcan Torchlight parade! Before the parade, we got to talk with some of the new Winter Carnival court, see other royalties like Woodbury and Cottage Grove, and dance to music! We even got to ride on the West Wind float, Yeehaw! We got to throw beads and see so many people around Rice Park. Even though it was super cold, the parade was still so fun. Thank you to the West Winds for inviting us onto their float! West Is Best!

2018 Miss Inver Grove Heights



Felicia’s Visit with Bruce at Quality Auto Care

On September 23rd, 2017 I visited my sponsor, Bruce Bairakataris, at Quality Auto Care Center, his shop in South St. Paul. I was able to see some of the old cars that he was working on at the time and it was very cool to see all the different things that come through his shop. I thanked him for all of his help and support throughout candidacy, which made everything so much easier and a lot of fun. I wouldn’t be able to do this without his generous sponsorship. I am so excited to have Quality Auto Care Center as my sponsor, and I’m looking forward to a fun filled year!


2018 Winter Carnival Parade

On Saturday, January 27th my royal Inver Grove Heights family and I were in the Winter Carnival Parade. There were so many different floats to look at. I really enjoyed riding on the float with all my royal family. The weather was cold, but the sun came out so that was really nice and  just in time for the parade! We drove by the Ice Castle it was really fun, cool and beautiful to see. I also liked seeing the Huskies in the parade. The Oktoberfest  float that was a bunch of little house was adorable.  The fliers were a lot of fun to watch jump! They really out did themselves.  I was really happy that we were able to participate in this event.


2018 Little Miss Princess



2018 Winter Carnival Fashion Show

On January 20th, 2018 I got the opportunity to attend the Winter Carnival fashion show. Before the fashion started I was able to visit with some other royal families attending and meet some more of the lovely candidates for Queen of the Snows. There was a raffle for some cool prizes as well as a lot of great vendors from around the twin cities area. The fashion show was super fun to watch and there were so many cute outfits! My favorite part of the event was seeing the formal gowns, which were all so beautiful. I had a fun time, and am excited for more winter carnival festivities!

Miss Princess 2018



2018 Winter Carnival Ambassador dinner

On January 11th, 2018 my royal sister, Hanah, and I attended the Winter Carnival Ambassador Dinner. The evening started with a social hour and silent auction. It was really fun to be able to talk with those involved in the Winter Carnival Program, visit with other royal families, and meet many of the wonderful candidates for Queen of the Snows. After the social hour we had a delicious dinner and had a great time talking with the people at our table. Later we got to see the new Klondike Kate and hear a little more about each of the candidates and listen to each of them answer a fishbowl question. They all did a wonderful job and we are very excited for the new Queen of the Snows to be crowned!

Miss Princess 2018


2017 Junior Winter Carnival Coronation

This past Saturday, my royal sisters and I, went to the Junior Winter Carnival Coronation at Woodbury High School. We watched the coronation and we met the 2018 candidates, as well as the current 2017 royalty.  One of the candidates was Katie Mitchell and it was nice to be there to support her. We also watched a slide show that showed what the current royalty did the past year. We met a lot of other royalty groups, which was really fun. My favorite part was the crowing. It was a really fun event.
Piper Larson
2018 Little Miss

2017 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

On December 16th, 2018 my royal family and I participated in the Bell Ringing event at Cub Foods in Inver Grove Heights. We rang the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army. We did a pole to see if singing carols versus just ringing would raise more money and people donated more with carols.  We said Thanks, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We even got to take a picture with the great big bear in the store. This event was so much fun!

Little Miss Princess 2018



2017 Junior Winter Carnival Chili cook off

On December 10th, the Inver Grove Heights Royal Court joined the St. Paul Junior Winter Carnival at their Chili Cook Off! Felicia, Ashley, Grace and I enjoyed chili made by the candidates, the Junior Royalty, and the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royalty. They had such an amazing turn out, it was packed at the Moose Lodge. We also got to talk with other royal courts like West Saint Paul and Woodbury! They had a silent auction and a judging of who made the best chili. It was really fun to see everyone and meet the new candidates for the Junior Winter Carnival Royal Court. The four of us had so much fun even though we ate way too much and I was hobbling around on crutches! Thank you to the St. Paul Winter Carnival for inviting us! We are so glad we could attend.


Miss Inver Grove Heights