2019 Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade

This parade was truly a spectacular event! For my first time ever, I attended the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade and it made the whole celebration of Winter Carnival even more fun! Tessa and I rode on the West Wind float with our dearest Stephanie Sutton, who was a West Wind Princess in 2004. Before the parade started we got to mingle around with the visiting royalty and it was so nice to see some of the girls I met at Queen’s weekend, like the girls from New Brighton, Woodbury, South St. Paul, and Cottage Grove. Of course the Rice Street ladies were there as well, and it’s always a great time when they’re around. Overall it was a lot warmer than last weekend so that really made it easy to keep our smiles on, since our cheeks weren’t numb this time. We love the West Winds, and wouldn’t have wanted to ride with anyone else, YEE HAW!!!

2019 Miss Inver Grove Heights




Neighbors Cub Bagging

On Saturday,  February 2nd we bagged groceries at the IGH cub foods for Neighbors, Inc. We helped raise money through donations and selling bags of food for the Neighbor’s food shelf.

2019 Little Queen


Jr. Miss Sponsor Visit

On January 28th I had the opportunity to meet with my sponsors Brian and Vicki Dzieweczynski, Old World Pizza. I wanted to  thank them for sponsoring myself and the program. We talked about what events I had done and the fun I was having. Thanks once again for supporting our program.

Junior Miss


2019 Winter Carnival Candidate Dinner

On January 10th, 2019, Tessa and I attended the candidate dinner for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royalty. It was so amazing to get to know all the candidates, and the food was so delicious! It was also nice to see Tim, our own MC for our coronation. I love the humor he always brings to the stage. All these beautiful ladies deserve a spot on the Royalty. I’m excited to see who gets crowned!



Miss Inver Grove Heights Queen



Jr Miss Second Service Project

During the month of November, I collected books for the Concord Education Center. This is a new school in the area and they did not have many books for their library. I had help from my sister-in-law, Linda, and together we reached out to multiple people and businesses to see if they would be willing to help out the school. In total more than 1,300 books were donated to the school.  Thank you so much to the community of Inver Grove Heights for donating to the book drive. Thank you to the people at my moms work for donating books and thank you to the Friends of the Inver Glenn Library, Midway Used and Rare Books, and Red Balloon Bookshop.

2019 Junior Miss



Cub Foods Bagging

On 12-22-18 we bagged groceries at cub foods as a fundraiser for our  program. We bagged from 10-4 at the Cub Foods on Cahill Ave.  Some of the past royalty helped too. It was a fun way to bond with my royal sisters and get to know some of the other girls that had been crowned while socializing with the customers. 

Abi Mraz

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

My royalty sisters and I had the honor of helping others by bell ringing for the Salvation Army over the weekend. We had a lot of fun! We got to ring the bells and sing Christmas songs together. It was fun getting to see how happy everyone was that we were spreading the Christmas cheer!

Miss Princess Tessa


Clouds Choir

On Friday December 14, 2018 my royal sisters and I went to the Clouds Choir.  It was a very emotional time but we had so much fun singing, giggling and talking to the community. I’m so glad that me and my royal sisters had that privilege to go to the Clouds Choir for Zach Sobiech. It was fun visiting with other royal courts.

Little Miss Princess, Jayda


2018 Skate with Santa

On December 8th we worked with Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation skate with Santa event at the Veterans Memorial Community Center. There was a fabulous turn out and a lot of little kids got to see Santa and even skate with him. The excitement on all the kids faces can’t even be described. There was so much laughter and joy. What a fun way to combine ice skating and seeing Santa.

Little Miss Inver Grove Heights



2018 Candy Cane Hunt

On Saturday December 8th 2018, my royal sisters and I were fortunate enough to serve the community. The candy cane hunt brought smiles to the parents and kids in our community. So glad that we could also get to know more people in our community.
Junior Miss Princess, Natalia